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Grizzly Bear VS Silverback Gorrila

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by contactme_11, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    The leopard is the smallest of the four big cats. In the Americas, the jaguar is the largest Panthera. Adjusted for weight, its jaws are the strongest of the felids. Unlike most cats, jaguars kill its prey by biting the skull and piercing the brain. This may give the jaguar an advantage over the tiger against the bear.
     
  2. Saucemaster

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    Most importantly, jaguars are just really, really cool.
     
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    Doesnt who would win depend on the habitat they would be squaring off in ??
     
  4. JLibourel

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    In the Americas, the jaguar is the largest Panthera.

    Not just the largest but the only member of the genus surviving in the Americas.

    Certainly the most dangerous by far of the big cats to work with as a trainer. A family friend of mine who is a professional animal trainer was almost killed by jaguar she had reared from a cub. For many years the L.A. Zoo displayed a jaguar that had killed a woman keeper at another zoo.

    They seem to be coming back across the border with more frequency. It would be really neat, I think, if a breeding population of jaguars could re-establish itself in the Southwest.
     
  5. Saucemaster

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    I visited the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound a few times growing up, out in the desert in Southern California. They gave their jaguars bowling balls to play with, said they lasted a few weeks before they had to be replaced. They displayed some of the "used" bowling balls--cracks everywhere, holes, completely demolished. I wonder what they give captive Grizzlies to play with?
     
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    I love wild cats. But the cheetahs at the National Zoo are ghetto bitches. Laying around all day, getting their nails did, and their weaves sewn in.
     
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    I wonder what they give captive Grizzlies to play with?

    Unicycles.
     
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    Didinium vs Paramecium
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    Pound for pound, the wolverine is pretty badass.



    I want a pet wolverine to tie up in my yard
     
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    My girlfriend, when she is PMSing, will make minced meat of a grizzly bear

    lol
     
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    Although big cats are tough, I still don't think they compare in a battle of strength to any of the original poll animals
     
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    I am inclined to think that an adult male lion or tiger could take down a silverback gorilla without too much difficulty. Leopards are known to prey on gorillas but I don't know if they dare tackle the big males.

    There was an incident at a zoo many years ago (Philadelphia, I think) in which, through a keeper error while cleaning cages, a 400-pound gorilla and black leopard were caged together. Despite being much stronger, the poor gorilla panicked and was killed by the leopard. As I recall, the leopard tore off his arm. I got this story from the late Jack Lott and can't vouch for its authenticity.
     
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    There was an incident at a zoo many years ago (Philadelphia, I think) in which, through a keeper error while cleaning cages, a 400-pound gorilla and black leopard were caged together. Despite being much stronger, the poor gorilla panicked and was killed by the leopard. As I recall, the leopard tore off his arm. I got this story from the late Jack Lott and can't vouch for its authenticity.

    This makes me rethink my idea of replacing the Eagles' defensive line with gorillas. [​IMG]
     
  14. Kent Wang

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    I visited the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound a few times growing up, out in the desert in Southern California. They gave their jaguars bowling balls to play with, said they lasted a few weeks before they had to be replaced. They displayed some of the "used" bowling balls--cracks everywhere, holes, completely demolished.
    I wonder what will happen if they gave them balls of yarn.
     
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    I wonder what will happen if they gave them balls of yarn.

    They would knit Jaguar-neck sweaters.
     
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    Bottlenosed Dolphins are actually quite the predator too. They've been documented killing smaller Harbor Porpoises, ganging up and killing sharks, young dolphins, and occasionally humans by ramming them with the tip of their snout at speed and savaging them with tooth and fin.

    What?!? I thought that if you fell off your boat, a bunch of dolphins would come and swim you to shore. No?
     
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    Btw, I think a pissed-off Hippo could take about anything on.

    No joke, they apparently kill more people in Africa than any other safari "Hey look at that!" animal.
     
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    No joke, they apparently kill more people in Africa than any other safari "Hey look at that!" animal.

    They kill more people in the world every year than any other animal except the mosqito.
     
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    No joke, they apparently kill more people in Africa than any other safari "Hey look at that!" animal.

    Highly questionable. Since hippos don't eat their victims, every one of them is accounted for. Many victims of large predators--lions, leopards, hyenas, crocodiles--are totally consumed and simply "disappear."

    I gather in the past few decades many thousands of luckless Africans have been eaten by lions while attempting to cross from Mozambique or Zimbabwe into South Africa. Most have simply vanished, with only the odd tennis shoe left behind as a pathetic memento of their existence.
     
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    Highly questionable. Since hippos don't eat their victims, every one of them is accounted for. Many victims of large predators--lions, leopards, hyenas, crocodiles--are totally consumed and simply "disappear."

    I gather in the past few decades many thousands of luckless Africans have been eaten by lions while attempting to cross from Mozambique or Zimbabwe into South Africa. Most have simply vanished, with only the odd tennis shoe left behind as a pathetic memento of their existence.


    Fair enough. I was just repeating something I have read. In any case, they are at least dangerous and don't actually do ballet, so if you see one, don't ask.
     

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