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hey there jonathan how are you?few match ups for you here.250lb male jaguar vs 25ft reticulated python?70kg wolf vs 70kg male chimp?17ft green anaconda vs 200lb male leopard.thanks jonathan:)

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Hey Christian! Great to hear from you!


1. A large Jaguar could tackle any snake, given the right execution. The Jaguar's agility gives it a distinct edge, being able to avoid being encoiled and being bitten, and if it can use it's monstrous bite on the python's weak skeletal head, it can win this fight with some efficiency. In water, it would be the python that would have a wealth of advantages, but snakes do not fare well against large predators on land. They aren't mobile enough, and their weaknesses can be exposed, especially by intelligent, suitably armed predators such as Big Cats.

It's all about timing and intelligence though. Any mistake could be deadly.

2. Chimpanzees don't fight especially confidently solo against large predators, but they would have certain advantages over the Wolf. Firstly, Chimpanzees can use their flailing forearms and huge ranged canines effectively, whereas the Wolf is relatively handicapped, by only be able to attack with its jaws. Secondly, the Chimp is extremely powerful, with rippling muscles and broad bones, especially around the shoulders and arms and it is also dexterous. It's athleticism also would allow it to out-maneuver the Wolf, and use its dexterity to hold the Wolf and either land blows or give the Wolf nasty wounds with those teeth.

Obviously if the Wolf lands bites, it could seriously injure the Chimp, but the Ape is very intelligent. They understand with great intuitiveness the strengths and weaknesses of certain animals, and exploit them accordingly.

The Chimp can win this, though I doubt it would kill the Wolf.

3. See question 1. The Leopard is just too agile and intelligent a hunter.


Great questions Christian!

Keep them coming,

Jonathan.

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I can answer any question on land carnivores. Big cats are my main area of expertise. I can answer questions on weight, behavior, and on any possible match-up among mammals, reptiles and insects, but the latter is less preferred. I am not very well informed with dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, so please refrain from asking me questions about them. Just modern animals please. Also questions on bite force are not the best, as they vary greatly.

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I am a wildlife enthusiast. I have visited countless zoos globally to observe animal behavior, and i have also seen animals such as Rhinos, Elephants and Big Cats in the wild and synthetic environments. I watch nearly every animal documentary available, and have really acquired considerable knowledge of animals and animal conflicts as a result. I know a lot.

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I have written several articles on Wikipedia. I also will soon start writing blogs about Big Cats.

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I have a C grade at GCSE Science. However, nothing gives you more knowledge than experiencing animals in the flesh. No qualification can give you that kind of insight.

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