Grizzly Bear VS Silverback Gorrila

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

  1. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    5,721
    Likes Received:
    1,224
    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Location:
    London
    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

    Saucemaster Sized Down 2

    Messages:
    6,678
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Most importantly, jaguars are just really, really cool.
     
  3. G79

    G79 Senior member

    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Location:
    PHX, AZ
    Doesnt who would win depend on the habitat they would be squaring off in ??
     
  4. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

    Messages:
    8,608
    Likes Received:
    397
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    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

    Saucemaster Sized Down 2

    Messages:
    6,678
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco
    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?
     
  6. GoSurface

    GoSurface Senior member

    Messages:
    8,488
    Likes Received:
    375
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    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.
     
  7. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    I wonder what they give captive Grizzlies to play with?

    Unicycles.
     
  8. redcaimen

    redcaimen Bigtime

    Messages:
    7,092
    Likes Received:
    659
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Didinium vs Paramecium
    [​IMG]
     
  9. contactme_11

    contactme_11 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,680
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    Location:
    Springfield, MA
    Pound for pound, the wolverine is pretty badass.



    I want a pet wolverine to tie up in my yard
     
  10. contactme_11

    contactme_11 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,680
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    Location:
    Springfield, MA
    My girlfriend, when she is PMSing, will make minced meat of a grizzly bear

    lol
     
  11. contactme_11

    contactme_11 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,680
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    Location:
    Springfield, MA
    Although big cats are tough, I still don't think they compare in a battle of strength to any of the original poll animals
     
  12. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

    Messages:
    8,608
    Likes Received:
    397
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    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.
     
  13. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Sized Down 2

    Messages:
    6,678
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco
    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

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    5,721
    Likes Received:
    1,224
    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Location:
    London
    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.
     
  15. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    I wonder what will happen if they gave them balls of yarn.

    They would knit Jaguar-neck sweaters.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by