Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Length: 2.3 meters Mass: 120 kg Diet: Large mammals Weapoms: Precision oriented jaws, manual claws One of the most famous of all the big cats. Known to take down very large prey, such as gaur and water buffalo.
Post by dinosauria101 on Feb 23, 2020 0:29:11 GMT 5
Yeah, they're pretty underrated - there's even an account of one maiming a much larger water buffalo. And of course, it brings several typical ursine advantages to the table, like stamina, strength and durability. 50/50 seems appropriate for me too.
Accepted scientific name: Ursus thibetanus ussuricus (Pierre Marie Heude, 1901).
Description: Also known as the Manchurian black bear (in South Korea). The largest of the Asiatic black bear subspecies. They have the characteristic cream or white “moon” collar of Asiatic black bears but have larger ears compared to the other subspecies. Males typically weigh up to 200 kilograms, females up to about 140 kilograms. 140 kg = 308.65 pounds. 137.5 kg = 303.14 pounds.
Asiatic black bear boar vs Amur tigress ( each at average weight ) is pretty-much a weight-parity fight. The tigress could kill the bear - in an ambush attack. In a face-to-face confrontation my money is on the bear.
The Grizzly ( Ursus arctos ) "Boss of the Woods" is the Achilles' heel of the big cats.
Asiatic black bears are smaller but more ferocious fighters than grizzlies IIRC. I give it 50/50.
Asiatic black bears are more ferocious fighters than the American black bears. The most ferocious bears are the barren ground grizzlies followed by the Tibetan blue bears (offensively aggressive). The sloth bears are defensively aggressive. A grizzly bear would be more than aggressive than a Asiatic black bear given the former is an apex predator in its region and during the plastocene era (had to fight rather than flee due to its lack of climbing ability). Back to topic, a Bengal tigress can defeat and kill a female Asiatic black bear but the largest subspecies of male Asiatic black bear will win.
The Big White V is a mark that can be clearly seen the chests of all of the smaller bear species of Asia. It is a big white mark ( sometimes a pale yellow ) usually resembling the letter "V" on the chest of the bear. Does this mark serve a purpose? Yes it does. The Big White V is a warning sign to tigers or other big cats. The tiger ( like all cats ) is an ambush predator. His hunting method is to get as close as possible to his unsuspecting prey, then launch an attack from the rear or to one side. The tiger will not attack a bear that is facing him. This big V is a sign that warns the tiger that the bear can see him and knows he is there. This might save the bear from a very dangerous situation. I have noticed that many American black bears have rudimentary white markings on their chests. Leftovers from when there were multiple big cat species in N. America during the Pleistocene. Not as often, but some grizzlies also show fragments of those leftover markings. Might it be that the Pleistocene grizzly had a big white V on his chest?