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Interspecies Conflict/Big cats/Bears vs Bovids


Jill wrote at 2012-12-17 06:57:59
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Good answers, but i dont think the last one is right.

Muskox arent easy prey for bears. Brown bears try hunting them down, but they could easily fail. Muskox have thick tough fur for protection against the blizzards of alaska as well as horns. They also are surprisingly fast. Polar bears have been fought off by adult muskoxen many times. I dont think a black bear would ever bother.  

Larissa wrote at 2012-12-17 07:02:46
Polar bear vs water buffalo

I respect everyone's opinion, but I think the water buffalo wins everytime. They can get quite large and aggressive,even if they may seem slow. They will charge at enemies whenever they feel they need to. Large Water buffalos have defeated or chased off tigers several times.  

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I can answer most questions relating to real or hypothetical situations. I have a better understanding of animal behavior and specifically predatory behavior and interspecies predatory relationships. Mammals is my field of expertise but I can do my best in answering questions regarding other animals. Small mammals are my favourite matchups. One or two prehistoric match-ups is OK, but please do not focus on them as they are outside my expertise.


Even before completing my degree I considered myself an expert in mammal behavior. Doing my degree only furthered my interest and knowledge in the subject. After uni I got the opportunity to spend 6 months in South Africa and Kenya where I spent nearly every day basically observing and studying the animals of the savanna.

BSc Degree in Zoology from the Melbourne University, Australia.

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