Interspecies Conflict/lion vs hyenadon


Hi bk it is so difficult to ask a question to you.
ok now for the question who would win if a 350 kg hyenadon fought a 250 kg African lion.
150 kg wild boar vs 300 kg zebra.
what is the average weight of African wild dog?.
caspian tiger vs giant forest hog.
male lion vs 30 wild dogs.
african wild dog vs Indian dhole.
honey badger vs African wild dog.
700 kilo moose vs 750 kilo bull eland.
jaguar vs yukon region grizzly.
lioness vs sloth bear at parity.
snow leopard vs giant panda.

Hello Gautam.

Hyaenodon (350kg) vs African lion (250kg): Hyaenodon resembled a modern-day hyena, but was not related to them.  However, it had powerful jaws & sharp teeth (canines in front for stabbing; molars for crunching bone & slicing hide).  African lions are accustomed to combat, and routinely battle other male lions for female rights & territory.  They have sharp teeth & claws, and the ability to use their forelimbs to control positioning.  The Hyaenodon has a huge bite (and a size advantage), but the quickness & agility of the lion will come into play.  Close to 50/50; slight edge to the larger Hyaenodon.

wild boar (150kg) vs zebra (300kg): Wild boars can be fierce combatants, and their tough hides & sharp tusks make them dangerous opponents.  Zebras are strong equids that occasionally defend themselves from formidable predators (lions, hyenas, crocodiles, etc.) with strong kicks (and bites).  These 2 animals would normally coexist peacefully, but a serious battle between them could go either way.  The underbelly & flanks of the zebra would be in range of a wild boar's tusks, but a well-placed kick to the head of the boar could finish the fight.  The nimble boar would likely have more opportunities to slash with accuracy than the zebra's chances to land effective kicks.  Slight edge to the wild boar.

Q: What is the average weight of an African wild dog?
A: About 25kg.

Caspian tiger vs giant forest hog: The giant forest hog weighs about 15-20% more than the Caspian tiger did.  Giant forest hogs among the largest of all suids, and have stocky, durable bodies and sharp tusks that can be used to effectively defend themselves.  Suids were a common menu item for the Caspian tiger, but large ones can present a unique challenge for any big cat due to their tough hides, formidable weaponry, and good lateral movement.  The tiger will need to use its forelimbs (and claws) to control the movement of the giant forest hog's head, and apply a finishing throat/spine bite while the tusks of the suid are neutralized (and may use its body weight to knock the hog over before biting it).  The tiger won't succeed every time, but should have enough experience to prevail more times than not.  Edge to Caspian tiger.

male lion vs 30 wild dogs: A male lion can weigh 7 times as much as an African wild dog, but it will have a difficult time repelling 30 of them.  Lions are powerful & well-armed (jaws & claws), but don't have great endurance.  African wild dogs work well together, and can make coordinated attacks from various direction to wear down animals they attack.  The lion will certainly be able to reduce the numbers of an African wild dog pack in a battle, but will have problems focusing on a single target among so many once its stamina begins to wane.  A male lion is a formidable adversary, but 30 wild dogs will be too much for it.  Even 30 Asiatic wild dogs (dholes), if determined to do so, can potentially overcome a male lion (but will lose many members in the process).  Realistically, the wild dogs will flee at the sight of a male lion due to the great risk, but have the ability to prevail if they choose to attack without regard to safety.  30 wild dogs win.

African wild dog vs Indian dhole: The African wild dog will weigh almost twice as much as the Indian dhole.  Both animals have similar attributes (good lateral quickness, endurance, effective bites), and both hunt in groups to tackle much larger prey.  The larger canid is favored here.  African wild dog wins.

honey badger vs African wild dog: The African wild dog will weigh over twice as much as the honey badger.  African wild dogs are excellent pack hunters, and don't typically engage in a conflict solo.  They have great endurance, good lateral movement, and among the strongest bite forces (pound-for-pound) among canids.  Honey badgers have a well-deserved reputation of being fearless & ferocious.  They have strong jaws & claws, and thick durable hides that offer protection from various types of attack (bites, bee stings, etc.).  A honey badger would drive an African wild dog away in most realistic encounters, but would have problems with a persistent one.  The big bite, quickness, & stamina of the African wild dog will give it a slight advantage over its smaller opponent (even though a kill will be improbable).  Edge to African wild dog.

bull moose (700kg) vs bull eland (750kg): Moose are the largest of cervids, and have huge, wide-spreading antlers that can be used (somewhat) as a shield or a plow.  Its antler's edges have several "tines" that are sharp and can cause injury.  The eland is the largest antelope, and is very athletic & agile for its size.  Its horns are relatively straight & sharp, but point backward (line up with the plane of its face).  The strength of these 2 herbivores will be close at these sizes, and the eland will be quicker.  However, the moose's antlers are positioned better for use in this particular battle, and it should be able to parry many of the eland's charges.  Very close fight; edge to the bull moose.

jaguar vs Yukon region grizzly: Yukon grizzlies don't get as large as grizzlies from other areas, but will still outweigh the jaguar (typically) enough to be favored.  Brown bears & big cats are close matchups at parity, and grizzly bears & jaguars are the best representatives of each.  Jaguars have very strong bites (can crunch through turtle shells, skulls, & caiman armor) and sharp claws (to grab & slash with).  Grizzly bears are robustly built bears with strong jaws & paws (with long claws), and can be very aggressive when confronted.  Jaguars usually don't exceed 135kg, and the grizzlies from the Yukon region can approach 200kg.  Grizzly bear wins.

lioness vs sloth bear (at parity): Sloth bears aren't on the same level as brown bears, but are still capable combatants (sharp claws, endurance, etc.).  Lionesses are in conflict with a variety of dangerous animals on a regular basis, and are more practiced at competing physically with them than sloth bears are.  Big cats are skilled at finishing fights (with a throat or spine bite), and a lioness is too seasoned a fighter to not be favored.  Edge to lioness.

snow leopard vs giant panda: The giant panda will weigh at least 70% more than the snow leopard (and can be twice as heavy).  Snow leopards have the assets of the other large felids (quickness, agility, jaws, claws, finishing know-how), and can overcome prey items much larger than themselves.  Giant pandas are usually peaceful, but can be aggressive when they need to be.  Pandas are very strong, durable animals with good weaponry (jaws & claws), and have greater stamina than snow leopards.  A snow leopard might succeed in an ambush from time-to-time, but won't be favored face-to-face against the much larger panda.  Giant panda wins.

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