Interspecies Conflict/varied

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hey there jim how you been?200lb male leopard vs 200lb female jaguar?800lb grizzly bear vs 500lb giant forest hog?if i remember rightly you seem to favour the hog against even a large bear?where as i think the bear would easily win.anyway great to see you back jim even though only temporarily:)

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Hey mate. I've been good, how bout you?

Leopard vs Jaguaress - As a rule, with animals as closely related at this and at equal weights, I tend to favour the males. They generally fight more throughout their lives and their testosterone levels make them more aggressive and willing to fight for longer. By no means is the jaguaress without a hope though.

Grizzly Bear vs Giant Forest Hog - With 300 lbs the Grizzly has to be favoured. Wild boars are incredibly durable animals, and bears are not designed to kill large, powerful and fast moving prey. But in a fight to the death, the grizzly is very well armed and has its own impressive amount of durability. The hog can win for sure, but I'm with the bear.

Hope that helps Christian. Thanks for the kind words.

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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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