Interspecies Conflict/Rankings

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Hello Andy

Say you had a list of 14 animals and you had 13 of each animal. And each animal you had pitted against each other in a one on one, no ambush battle to the death, could you rank the animals from most dominate to least dominate(1-14).

puma
common leopard
american alligator
anaconda
Giant Panda
Warthog
Wildebeest
Jaguar
Mountain Gorilla
Black Bear
Bull Moose
American Bison
African Lion
sloth bear

Thank you

Answer
Hi Martin,

The most dominant animals in a pit fight would be as follows,

1. American Bison
2. African Lion
3. Bull moose(I'd nearly put this one at number two but I believe the Lion would win 60/40
4. Black Bear
5. Jaguar
6. Sloth Bear (could be at number 5 but it's a little less aggressive than than the Jag)
7. Leopard
8. Puma
9. Mountain Gorilla (potentially extremely powerful but less aggressive)
10.Anaconda (depending on size this could be up a few numbers but I'm thinking Average)
11.American Alligator
12.Giant Panda (Potentially extremely powerful animal but less aggressive than the others)
13.Wildebeast
14.Warthog


Looking at this list I could change a few things depending on circumstances, eg a tom
Leopard could nearly take on the Sloth Bear, but I think in a straight put pit fight that's where it stands.
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I can answer many questions, firstly about all type of Dogs, I have worked very close to many breeds. Also many other animals.

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I worked for many years in a preserved park here in south Africa with game animals. I worked mostly with dogs for security and herding. I have experience with some of the big five animals particularly Lions and Leopards.

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I belong mostly to the well being of a large South African game park.

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I have written up may guide for my local park and about South African countryside.

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I have security credentials in dealing with dogs.

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I don't have any yet but hopeful my experience is enough.

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I work clodely with the South African Reserve.

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