Interspecies Conflict/Male Vs. Female


early wrote at 2012-10-20 06:22:54
300 lb jaguar vs 380 lb lioness- The jaguar would win on most occasion, but the lioness still has some chance. Lionesses have longer forelimbs than jaguars and also are more agile. They are also more aggressive.

Female hyena vs male cougar- A large cougar has the advantages over a large female hyena. The cougar's weaponary/forelimbs could easily deter the hyena's attacks and also the cougar's agility would pose a problem as well.

Female leopard vs male eurasian lynx at parity- In a fight, the leopardess would win. Lynxes arent as agile as leopards and also are not aggressive as them. The leopardess also has longer forelimbs than the lynx.  

name wrote at 2012-12-28 07:17:20
Just want to add further.

1) I'd go with the jaguar due to its robust built and massive bite. Close fight though.

2) The hyena. I wouldnt be surprised if it was terribly injured.

3) Leopardess. More agile, stronger, and much better reflexes.

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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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