King of the Jungle


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King of the Jungle

Postby Trackfan310 » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:37 am

Thought this was interesting: I stumbled across a discovery channel message board, and saw an interesting argument. The debate was, who would win in a fight between a Gorilla and a Leopard. So i pose the question to the Track and Field world with our limited knowledge of such things. Who WOULD win? I have to take the Gorilla. Immense strength, powerful jaws, and hand that can grab and hold gives the Gorilla the edge over any Land predator in my opinion. Assuming they square up of course. If a Big cat snuck up on a Gorilla from a Tree or something, may hvae a different outcome.
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Postby MJR » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:41 am

There is a whole show dedicated to this question where they do total analysis' of the fighting and forces of each animal then put it into a computer to pick the outcome. Some interesting results come out, like the walrus beating the polar bear.

In this case, it would depend upon the first strike of the ape. If it can crush the spine or skull immediately, it wins, otherwise the cat has the edge in most cases.
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Postby SQUACKEE » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:51 am

heres one for ya fellas

a T-REX verse 1.5 million pissed-off toy poodles.

the answer is obvious! after eating 650,000 little fluffy dogs the T-REX chokes to death on the worlds largest fur ball. :arrow: 8)

this is sillier than my brain oldfield/gerry lindgren pool.
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Postby tafnut » Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:06 am

Does not the gorilla's higher intelligence factor in? I would think that alone gives Grape Ape the edge (or am I seriously overestimating the gorilla's IQ differential?)
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Postby SQUACKEE » Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:10 am

i dont know how big a leopard gets? but if were talking a full grown siberian tiger at 700 lbs and 11 ft (nose to tail) i think king kong is in trouble. :(
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Postby eldrick » Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:31 am

gorilla are actually sensitive creatures & only ever fight as a last resort

they are also pretty cowardly & posture/beat their chest/shout a lot, but rarely fight anyone else but another gorilla

if you want to talk about big monkeys, you better look at our ole friend gigantopithecus:

big motherf*cker monkey
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Postby Trackfan310 » Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:32 am

This article claims a Gorilla is 10-27 times stronger than man, stating "Gorillas are stronger than they look, having significantly more muscle mass than a human pound for pound." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorilla). Given that, lets say the average man can benchpress 90% of his body weight. (yes, I know alot of us hear are current or former athletes, so 90% of our body weight is weak, but I am referring to the average joe) Given that, a 200 lbs man would be able to bench 180 lbs. If the average male Gorilla weighs 400 lbs, and is 18.5 times stronger than a man (the avergae of 10 and 27) then he would be able to bench 6660 lbs. That seems like more than enough strength to deal with a 700 lbs cat. Both animals have jaws, but only the gorilla can grab and punch.
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Postby JRM » Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:01 pm

Trackfan310 wrote:That seems like more than enough strength to deal with a 700 lbs cat. Both animals have jaws, but only the gorilla can grab and punch.


If the cat is smart, it'll know that you can lose the battle but still win the war. My money is on the leopard to leave the gorilla in the dust as it runs away!

PS: This is almost as bad as the "Who would win: Hayes versus Greene" threads!
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Postby SQUACKEE » Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:09 pm

then he would be able to bench 6660 lbs

is that with a suit and or belt and who the hell is spotting if he gets in trouble? uh uh? you didnt think of that did ya? :x
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Postby tafnut » Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:54 pm

SQUACKEE wrote:then he would be able to bench 6660 lbs

is that with a suit and or belt and who the hell is spotting if he gets in trouble? uh uh? you didnt think of that did ya? :x


and knowing how much those weight-lifters like to exaggerate, the gorilla is probably claiming 8000 pounds and if he didn't have a sore shoulder, he could show you right now!
(in reality he can only get 5000, and that's with bouncing it off his chest and the spotters' arms straining as HE is lifting it)
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Postby SQUACKEE » Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:01 pm

ill take the cat . my little house cat felix routinely rips the shit out of me. maybe i shouldnt tease him. :?
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Postby eldrick » Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:21 am

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