March Mammal Madness Round 2: Sexy Beasts Match Up Elephant Seal Winner Kangaroo Rationale/Details Kangaroo: overconfident, loses footing in sand Elephant Seal: home turf of beach, aggressive, massive skull Wolverine Gigantohpithecus Wolverine: sharp claws and crushing jaws, can handle snow Gigantopithecus: fossilized ape that lived in SE Asia from 8 million to 100,000 years ago, fossilized remains in teeth show that it ate grasses and fruits, home turf advantage of SE Asia Lion Daeodon Amphicyon Brown Bear Wolverine lunges, Giganto’s long arms bring down a fist on wolverine’s nose, wolverine backs down Lion: normally clamp down on trachea sealing it shut Amphicyon: shearing, teeth likely to sever jugular vein or rip open ribcage, Europe, lived 2316 million years ago Comparable size, but sharp teeth cut into major blood vessels of the lion’s neck Brown Bear: can be over 10’tall standing on hind legs, 1500lbs, Daeodon: roamed N. America 25-18mya, eats primarily succulents, home turf advantage, slashes with tusks, 12’ long, 2200lbs, Brown bear home turf of Yellowstone Park, size each other up, B. Bear lunges, Daeodon retreats, full scale chase, B. Bear swipes and knocks daeodon’s legs out from under him, B. Bear leaps on Daeodon’s stomach and bites its neck, defends by snapping jaws, Daeodon’s leg broken so cannot run, bleeds out.
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