Interspecies Conflict/Four Epic Fights

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1. Male Leopard vs Female Jaguar at parity

2. Three 400lb Prime Male Lions Vs. Tuskless 6,500lb Female Elephant

3. 500lb Black Bear VS. 4 Male Chimpanzees

4. 1,200lb Sumatran Rhino VS. 1,500lb Grizzly Bear

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Hey Rob sorry for the delay, busy time.

1. Probably the leopard. More aggressive and a little more drive with the testosterone. Physically an extremely close fight.

2. If healthy the elephant should still win. Far too much power behind her.

3. I think if they hold their nerve the chimps should win this. It's a big but not enormous black bear, and it won't be completely dominant over a single chimp. They can do it.

4. Rhino should win. Too well armoured and powerful.

Cheers Brad

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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.

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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.

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BSc Degree in Zoology from the Melbourne University, Australia.

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