Movie-based Information

The following information originates from the Chronicles of Narnia movies, as opposed to C. S. Lewis' chronicles.

Tigers were Talking Beasts in Narnia. They came into existence when Aslan created Narnia and called them and all the other beasts from the ground.


Tigers are the largest cat species on Earth. Presumably, it is the same for their counterparts on Narnia, with the exception of Aslan, whose size dwarfed every animal and human.

Two species of Tigers lived in Narnia, which was that of the Orange and the White Tiger.

Orange Tigers

Orange Tigers were part of the Old-Narnian Army during the Narnian Revolution, when Prince Caspian led them against his tyrant uncle Miraz.

One orange tiger was seen at Aslan's How, when everyone was discussing the Telmarine Castle Night Raid.

On the night of the Raid, at least two tigers fought and later retreated with the rest of the army. One was shot down by an arrow when the Narnians were trying to get out of the castle. They also fought in the Second Battle of Beruna.


Its most recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur, with a lighter underside. It has exceptionally stout teeth, and the canines are the longest among living felids.

White Tigers

A white tiger
A White Tiger is basically the same as an orange one, but is instead white with black stripes, and is a little bigger.

Several white tigers were among those loyal to the White Witch during the Long Winter.

They were troops in her army, and fought in the First Battle of Beruna, some leading the charge.

One white tiger ran by General Otmin, the Minotaur, as it charged on the cheetahs, jaguars and leopards in Aslan's Army.

One took down a Centaur, and another was fighting a bear.


  • White Tigers are never mentioned in the Narnia books. They were created strictly for the first movie, and are not seen again.
  • The White Tiger is a recessive mutant of the Bengal tiger on Earth.
  • Interestingly, they are also larger than real life lions.

Mythical Tigers

In the animated feature of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, there were two mythological creatures that resembled tigers, which had been turned to stone by the White Witch: -

  • One that had a single horn sticking out of its forehead.
  • One other tiger had wings.

Both were seen in the White Witch's Courtyard, but were undoubtedly released by Aslan in time for the Battle of Beruna.

Horned tiger 2

Horned Tiger.

Winged tiger 3

Winged Tiger.