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Leopard v Spotted Hyena - Taipan - 08-12-2018

Leopard - Panthera pardus
The leopard, Panthera pardus, is a member of the Felidae family and the smallest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera, the other three being the tiger, lion, and jaguar. The leopard was once distributed across eastern and southern Asia and Africa, from Siberia to South Africa, but its range of distribution has decreased radically because of hunting and loss of habitat. It is now chiefly found in sub-Saharan Africa; there are also fragmented populations in Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Malaysia, and China. Because of its declining range and population, it is listed as a "Near Threatened" species by the IUCN. Leopard are agile and stealthy predators. Although smaller than other members of the Panthera genus, they are able to take large prey due to their massive skulls that facilitate powerful jaw muscles. Head and body length is between 125 and 165 cm (49 and 65 in), and the tail reaches 60 to 110 cm (24 to 43 in). Shoulder height is 45 to 80 cm (18 to 31 in). The muscles attached to the scapula are exceptionally strong, which enhance their ability to climb trees. They show a great diversity in size. Males are about 30% larger than females, weighing 30 to 91 kg (66 to 200 lb) compared to 23 to 60 kg (51 to 130 lb) for females. Large males of up to 91 lb (41 kg) have been documented in Kruger National Park in South Africa; however, males in the South Africa's coastal mountains average 31 lb (14 kg). This wide variation in size is thought to result from the quality and availability of prey found in each habitat. Smaller sized leopards also are known in the deserts of the Middle East. Its body is comparatively long, and its legs are short.

][Image: African-leopard-stalking.jpg]

Spotted Hyena - Crocuta crocuta
Shoulder height: 70-91 cm (28-36 in)
Body length: 95-166 cm (38-65 in)
Weight: 40.5-81.7 kg (89-180 lb)
General information: The spotted hyena is a species of hyena native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest member of the Hyaenidae, and is the most social of the Carnivora in that it has the largest group sizes and most complex social behaviours. Its social organisation is unlike that of any other Carnivore, bearing closer resemblance to that of cercopithecine primates (baboons and macaques) with respect to group-size, hierarchical structure, and frequency of social interaction among both kin and unrelated group-mates. Spotted hyena society is matriarchal; females are larger than males, and dominate them. The spotted hyena is a highly successful animal, being the most common large carnivore in Africa. Its success is due in part to its adaptability and opportunism; it is both an efficient hunter and a scavenger, with the capacity to eat and digest skin, bone and other animal waste.

[Image: Spotted-hyaena-carrying-buffalo-leg.jpg]


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - Ausar - 08-12-2018

At similar sizes I still favor the leopard. IMHO, the hyena's just not one of those jaw-based predators that would beat a grappling predator if they weighed the same.


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - Grawlix - 08-12-2018

Both animals have been documented killing eachother so I dont know yet


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - Taipan - 08-12-2018

(08-12-2018, 10:47 PM)Grawlix Wrote: Both animals have been documented killing eachother so I dont know yet

Adults have been killed?


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - Gaurus - 08-12-2018

Leopard destroys hyena in a fight.

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RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - CanineCanis - 08-12-2018

Hyenas are very well adapted to fighting felines and based off of physical stats I'd probably favor it.

However their real life performances (e.g killing methods) vs leopards and other animals aren't very impressive. Which is why I favor the leopard here 6/10.


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - Grawlix - 08-13-2018

(08-12-2018, 11:12 PM)Ursus 21 Wrote: Leopard destroys hyena in a fight.

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I cant see any destruction in that vid all I saw was a big Leopard chasing a Hyena without any visible fighting. Was that a male or female Hyena?


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - Acinonyx - 08-13-2018

(08-13-2018, 02:24 AM)Grawlix Wrote:
(08-12-2018, 11:12 PM)Ursus 21 Wrote: Leopard destroys hyena in a fight.

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I cant see any destruction in that vid all I saw was a big Leopard chasing a Hyena without any visible fighting. Was that a male or female Hyena?

Well, the Hyena is shown to limp at the end of the video, which means there was a brief fight between them.

Favouring the Leopard 6/10.


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - ApexBoy - 08-13-2018

55/45 favoring the Leopard. Hyena is still a formidable foe.








^ For second video at 1:28, a Hyena steals Leopard's kills.

Or at least the come at a brief stalemate...



notice how from 0:10 how the hyena drags the warthog carcass with the leopard latched on



^ At 1:07, the lone Hyena has an edge in the tug of war with the Leopard.

A Leopard can kill a Hyena, but a Hyena  still holds its own.


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - MarlinMan113 - 08-13-2018

An African version of Grey Wolf vs Cougar, Just like in that fight, The cat wins.


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - Mondas - 08-13-2018

True, in a 1-on-1, the felid's reaction-speed agility & paw strike/grappling-capability.. def' gives it the advantage..


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - Grawlix - 08-13-2018

(08-13-2018, 04:42 PM)MarlinMan113 Wrote: An African version of  Grey Wolf vs Cougar, Just like in that fight, The cat wins.
A Hyena is no Grey Wolf and a Leopard is no Cougar


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - MarlinMan113 - 08-16-2018

I was saying that it was a Similar match up two medium sized predators, One being a cat and, the other having a strong bite.


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - Gaurus - 08-16-2018

(08-13-2018, 04:42 PM)MarlinMan113 Wrote: An African version of  Grey Wolf vs Cougar, Just like in that fight, The cat wins.

But you voted for the hyena... ?


RE: Leopard v Spotted Hyena - Ferox - 08-16-2018

(08-12-2018, 11:31 PM)CanineCanis Wrote: Hyenas are very well adapted to fighting felines and based off of physical stats I'd probably favor it.

However their real life performances (e.g killing methods) vs leopards and other animals aren't very impressive. Which is why I favor the leopard here 6/10.
An very dense and stupid comment. Leopard's are adapted to fight jaw-grappling predators.