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Who wins?
American Black Bear 4 (21.1%)
Giant (Short-faced) Hyena 15 (78.9%)
Total Votes: 19
American Black Bear v Giant (Short-faced) Hyena
Topic Started: Aug 12 2012, 06:49 PM (1,360 Views)
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American Black Bear - Ursus americanus
The American black bear or North American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent's smallest and most common bear species. Black bears are omnivores, with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. They typically live in largely forested areas, but do leave forests in search of food. Black bear weight tends to vary according to age, sex, health, and season. Seasonal variation in weight is very pronounced: in autumn, their pre-den weight tends to be 30% higher than in spring, when black bears emerge from their dens. Black bears on the East Coast tend to be heavier on average than those on the West Coast. Adult males typically weigh between 57–250 kg (130–550 lb), while females weigh 33% less at 41–170 kg (90–370 lb). Adults have a typical size range of 120–200 cm (47–79 in) in length, and 70–105 cm (28–41 in) in shoulder height. The tail is 7.7–17.7 cm (3.0–7.0 in) long. Up to 85% of the black bear's diet consists of vegetation, though they tend to dig less than brown bears, eating far fewer roots, bulbs, corms and tubers than the latter species.

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Giant (Short-faced) Hyena - Pachycrocuta brevirostus
Pachycrocuta was a genus of prehistoric hyenas. The largest and most well-researched species was the giant hyena Pachycrocuta brevirostris, which stood about 100 cm (39 in) at the shoulder and may have weighed 190 kg (420 lb) — the size of a lioness. This would make it the largest hyena to have ever lived. It lived between the Middle Pliocene and the Middle Pleistocene, about 3 million to 500,000 years ago. Fossil remains have been found in many localities of Eurasia and southern and eastern Africa. Most material consists of fragmented remains, usually of the skull, but there has been a cache of very comprehensive bone material unearthed at the famous Zhoukoudian locality which probably represents the remains of animals which used these caves as lairs for many millennia, while at the western end of their former range, a huge assemblage of Pleistocene fossils at Venta Micena in southeastern Spain also represents a den. It probably was a small-pack hunter of large animals (up to deer size and occasionally larger) and also scavenged for food. Possibly it preferentially did the latter because it was a very heavyset animal not built for chasing prey over long distances. In this aspect it would have differed from the Spotted Hyena of today, which is a more nimble animal that, contrary to its image as a scavenger, usually kills its own food but often gets displaced by lions.

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Giant (Short-Faced) Hyena VS American Black Bear
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Black Ice
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Are we using the 550lb black bears? if we are I strongly back the black bear
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I don't know. Bears aren't very good killers, and a hyena that size would be a massive pain in the arse to kill.
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Honestly the bigger the Hyena the more difficult it is to not pick it, since the Hyena weights 420lbs & average American Black Bear is 250lbs, I'd back the Hyena. At similar sizes it would be difficult & I'd still back the Hyena as I just seeing it being too much at similar weights, the durability of a Spotted Hyena is already strong & amazing durability as well now just triple that & its insane.
Edited by 221Extra, Aug 12 2012, 07:23 PM.
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Black Ice
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k9boy
Aug 12 2012, 07:05 PM
I don't know. Bears aren't very good killers, and a hyena that size would be a massive pain in the arse to kill.
In hunting bears arent good killers. But in a fight their superb if they want you dead
But yea id back hyena at parity, a grizzly would have been better
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A grizzly would destroy this hyena, even at parity.
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Mauro20
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Thanks for the fight, Taipan. I think the hyena would win, it is probably more agile and has a stronger bite than that bear.
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Mauro20
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In addition, the bear is probably much less aggressive.
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I give this to the bear, he should be able to knock over the hyena down on the ground and ravage it
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221extra
Aug 12 2012, 07:07 PM
Honestly the bigger the Hyena the more difficult it is to not pick it, since the Hyena weights 420lbs & average American Black Bear is 250lbs, I'd back the Hyena. At similar sizes it would be difficult & I'd still back the Hyena as I just seeing it being too much at similar weights, the durability of a Spotted Hyena is already strong & amazing durability as well now just triple that & its insane.
Aren't Black Bears 400 lbs on average? 250 lbs is probably the average for Females.
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Aug 12 2012, 11:11 PM
221extra
Aug 12 2012, 07:07 PM
Honestly the bigger the Hyena the more difficult it is to not pick it, since the Hyena weights 420lbs & average American Black Bear is 250lbs, I'd back the Hyena. At similar sizes it would be difficult & I'd still back the Hyena as I just seeing it being too much at similar weights, the durability of a Spotted Hyena is already strong & amazing durability as well now just triple that & its insane.
Aren't Black Bears 400 lbs on average? 250 lbs is probably the average for Females.
Click source, its the American Bear Association. Black Bears aren't that heavy on average. Tho the source did mention they're heavier in the east coast.
Edited by 221Extra, Aug 12 2012, 11:21 PM.
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Aug 12 2012, 11:09 PM
I give this to the bear, he should be able to knock over the hyena down on the ground and ravage it
Common hyenas are able to resist injuries inflicted by lions in a situation similar to you described. I think the bear could not control the hyena for long.
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221extra
Aug 12 2012, 11:18 PM
DinosaurMichael
Aug 12 2012, 11:11 PM
221extra
Aug 12 2012, 07:07 PM
Honestly the bigger the Hyena the more difficult it is to not pick it, since the Hyena weights 420lbs & average American Black Bear is 250lbs, I'd back the Hyena. At similar sizes it would be difficult & I'd still back the Hyena as I just seeing it being too much at similar weights, the durability of a Spotted Hyena is already strong & amazing durability as well now just triple that & its insane.
Aren't Black Bears 400 lbs on average? 250 lbs is probably the average for Females.
Click source, its the American Bear Association. Black Bears aren't that heavy on average. Tho the source did mention they're heavier in the east coast.
Alright then. However that site could be out of date for all we know.
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I would probably bet my money on the Hyena. If the Hyena gets a good bite then the bear is doomed.
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I agree.
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