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Sun Bear (sow) v Striped Hyena
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Sun Bear (sow) - Ursus malayanus
The sun bear (Ursus malayanus), sometimes known as the honey bear, is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia; North-East India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Southern China, Peninsular Malaysia, and the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. The sun bear is 120–150 cm (47–60 in) long, making it the smallest member in the bear family (Ursidae). Females weigh between 20 and 40 kg (44–88 lb). The shoulder height is about 60–72 cm (24–28 in). The sun bear possesses sickle-shaped claws that are relatively light in weight. It has large paws with naked soles, probably to assist in climbing. Its inward-turned feet make the bear's walk pigeon toed, but it is an excellent climber. The diet of the sun bear consists mainly of invertebrates and fruits but as omnivores they will eat a wide variety of foods including small vertebrates, such as lizards, birds, and turtles, eggs, the young tips of palm trees, nests of bees, berries, sprouts, roots, and coconuts. In fact, sun bears have been observed to eat over 100 insect species and over 50 plant species.

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Striped Hyena - Hyaena hyaena
The striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena) is a species of true hyena native to North and East Africa, the Caucasus, the Middle East, Middle and Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. It is the smallest of the true hyenas and retains many primitive viverrid characteristics lost in larger species, having a smaller and less specialised skull. The striped hyena has a fairly massive, but short torso set on long legs. The hind legs are significantly shorter than the forelimbs, thus causing the back to slope downwards. The legs are relatively thin and weak, with the forelegs being bent at the carpal region. The neck is thick, long and largely immobile, while the head is heavy and massive with a shortened facial region. The eyes are small, while the sharply pointed ears are very large, broad and set high on the head. Like all hyenas, the striped hyena has bulky pads on its paws, as well as blunt but powerful claws. The tail is short and the terminal hairs do not descend below the calcaneal tendon. Unlike the genitalia of the spotted hyena, the female reproductive organs of the striped hyena are normal. The female has 3 pairs of teats. Adult weight can range from 22 to 55 kg (49 to 120 lb), averaging at about 35 kg (77 lb). Body length can range from 85 to 130 cm (33 to 51 in), not counting a tail of 25 to 40 cm (9.8 to 16 in), and shoulder height is between 60–80 cm (24–31 in).

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I am going with the sun bear due to its greater weaponary.
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I agree with old green vulture. The bear is bigger, stronger, and has much better weaponary.
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At similar weights, I'd go for the sun bear even though she's slow. Unlike a wolverine, a hyena isn't going to be 'hyperactive' or ferocious/aggressive to the same extent and has no forelimb grappling ability. Plus, the long claws of the sun bear and the loose skin durability will be very helpful.
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#5
Agree with you Lightning.
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#6
Sun bear has better weapons and grappling agility clear edge for bear.
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#7
Yep, you are right onlyfaizy786.

I wonder if there is anybody who favors the hyena?

IMO, the spotted hyena would be a fairer match up.
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(05-18-2019, 02:44 AM)Sher Khan Wrote: Yep, you are right onlyfaizy786.

I wonder if there is anybody who favors the hyena?

IMO, the spotted hyena would be a fairer match up.

Spotted hyena would be good, predator like hyena wolf without grappling ability, always need size advantage for fair match against predator like felid and ursid with grappling ability.
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That is very true.
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I.M.O the sun bear will take this, but actually killing the hyaena would be very arduous and would take an unrealistic amount of aggression from the sow. Sun bears are very impressively built animals and I would favour one over most animals in their weight range based on morphology. However, a natural encounter between one and various carnivore species would likely be different.

Black bear sows can also have small adult weights and I.M.O would be a closer fight between other similar sized carnivorans, some of which could pull off wins. Ursid vs hyaena is a potentially interesting debate ultimately hampered by the lack of natural interactions between the two. The closest is possible predation by the massive European cave hyaenas on cave bears and brown bears.
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Striped hyenas live in India of not mistaken. Wonder if they come across sloth bears?
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(05-18-2019, 06:58 PM)OldGreenVulture Wrote: Striped hyenas live in India of not mistaken. Wonder if they come across sloth bears?
Striped hyena live in india pakistan middle east across to counties in africa.

(05-18-2019, 07:58 AM)Canidae Wrote: I.M.O the sun bear will take this, but actually killing the hyaena would be very arduous and would take an unrealistic amount of aggression from the sow. Sun bears are very impressively built animals and I would favour one over most animals in their weight range based on morphology. However, a natural encounter between one and various carnivore species would likely be different.

Black bear sows can also have small adult weights and I.M.O would be a closer fight between other similar sized carnivorans, some of which could pull off wins. Ursid vs hyaena is a potentially interesting debate ultimately hampered by the lack of natural interactions between the two. The closest is possible predation by the massive European cave hyaenas on cave bears and brown bears.
Striped hyena are solitary but rarely seen in group. In other hand euro cave hyena were more like spotted hyeana. They were social and living in clan.
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