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post #16 of 87
I dunno, in my mind bulls are hamburgers or for rodeos where men ride them for fun, so I can't see them winning.

And that hippo video shatters my idea of what wildlife in Africa is like as it is portrayed for sensation. That was strange to watch.
post #17 of 87
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Here's an amazing display of the Grizzly agility, as it takes down a much larger animal. Note that this appears to be a very average sized female with her cubs nearby (probably only 400-500lb Grizzly):
post #18 of 87
Salt water Crocodiles

23'+ long 4400lb+ for top tier specimens.

Have recorded tiger kills by smaller members (think a 1/4th of that weight)
post #19 of 87
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Salt water Crocodiles
23'+ long 4400lb+ for top tier specimens.
Have recorded tiger kills by smaller members (think a 1/4th of that weight)

Yeah but a tiger isn't a grizzly

Someone mentioned a walrus earlier - a massive beast that can weigh up to 4400lbs. Here's a clip of one getting owned by a polar bear:
post #20 of 87
furo, whats up with this thread?
post #21 of 87
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

furo, whats up with this thread?

idk, but these vids are redonk.
post #22 of 87
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

Yeah but a tiger isn't a grizzly
Someone mentioned a walrus earlier - a massive beast that can weigh up to 4400lbs. Here's a clip of one getting owned by a polar bear:

this walrus didnt do shit.

wasnt there a thread from a few years ago with a similar theme? i.e. which animal can kick this animal's ass?
post #23 of 87
Here we are:

Grizzly/Polar Bear vs Tiger

If orca's had legs...
post #24 of 87
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this walrus didnt do shit.

It was too busy being owned to do anything

And the grizzly is quite a bit more fierce and agile compared to the polar bear

I still think something like a large bull elephant, the rhino, and the hippo would give a massive grizzly one hell of a challenge. Those fights may end in a draw. The hippos is deadly when it can crush its opponent with its weight, or in its jaws. But, no hippo is getting a male grizzly head in those jaws... just too big. The problem the grizzly has in these fights is the thickness of the skin of the elephant, rhino, hippo.
post #25 of 87
Stop talking about water animals, please per your own requisites.

I think we have to sensible about this: the animal must be of at least near equal weight and agility, this is the hardest thing to accomplish. grizzly bears are very nimble for their size.
post #26 of 87
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Originally Posted by bringusingoodale View Post

Stop talking about water animals, please per your own requisites.
I think we have to sensible about this: the animal must be of at least near equal weight and agility, this is the hardest thing to accomplish. grizzly bears are very nimble for their size.

That's a silly question then since at that weight there are only a small handful of worthy opponents. I think the hippo is borderline, but in the video above you can clearly see the hippo fighting off a pride of lions, so it's definitely a valid opponent in the "land animal" category.
post #27 of 87
It's not silly. Just choosing a massive animal is silly if it cant be agile enough to at least avoid the grizzly, something smaller, no matter how nimble and agile wouldn't pack enough of a punch, like say a wild boar. Wild boars are fierce, but the grizzly is simply too big.

And hippos are land animals as much as water animals. Walruses are no land animals, clearly.
post #28 of 87
With hippos, it's really only during the night when the human fatalities occur; usually when one goes down to the river to draw water.

I'd say if any animal were to take down a grizzly it would be a bull elephant or possibly the rhino, though its low height could put it at a disadvantage. The elephant's hide is just too thick, the tusks too large and it's neck muscles which swing them too strong, and finally just the sheer inertia of a charging elephant would flatten a grizzly, or anything else in its path.

If a mountain gorilla could get one unrestricted blow in before getting swiped by a grizzly paw, it might have an advantage as they are just insanely strong, but it'd have to be a blow to the head or heart and a damn good one.

Being a member of the Brookfield Zoo here in Chicago, the wife and I go there pretty frequently and they've got this Great Bear Wilderness exhibit that has a grizzly there. His swimming pool goes right up to the observation glass and one day while we were there he dove right into the pool (very gracefully I might add) and landed right in front of the glass. At that range, seeing the sheer enormity of his head (it was like the size of mini-fridge) reinforced my respect for a beast like that.

Still, I give the advantage to the elephant.
post #29 of 87
why hasn't anyone mention polar bear?

I would guess they would be evenly matched, on paper at least.
post #30 of 87
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Salt water Crocodiles
23'+ long 4400lb+ for top tier specimens.
Have recorded tiger kills by smaller members (think a 1/4th of that weight)


I loved that movie when it came out:

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