Tiger vs. Rhino

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Who's badder: Tiger or Rhino?

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  1. Emmitto
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    Not a video, sorry. This is about a running debate I've had with a buddy, for fun. One of us says the tiger (or whatever the baddest big cat is) is badder than the rhino, and the other disagrees. I thought I'd get some Pub insight to add to the debate.

    One person feels that the big cats are so fast, agile, and stealthy that they are the ultimate predator. Heavy but quick with razor sharp claws on paws that they can use like a human's hands. A Siberian tiger can weigh over 600 pounds, can leap forward 30 feet, can run 40 MPH, and doesn't have natural predators (human.)

    The other feels that the rhino is invincible. It's not that a rhino would always kill a tiger in a fight, but that the tiger can't kill the rhino without some extraordinary circumstances (like water--rhinos can't swim.) A white rhino can weigh 4,000 pounds, is as tall as a typical human, has a 1.5 cm hyde, and run 40 MPH and with a massive club on its face. Its only predator is human.

    So what do you think? Let's say there were an interplanetary show and tell, and the subject was "What is your planet's baddest animal?" What would you bring, if it had to be one of these two?
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    Maybe the tiger did not take down the elephant , but the lions did--

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2ZW0EvMzSM

    Wildlife is so great - the survival of the fittest.

    So tiger vs rhino -- who knows -- it might just be a matter of time.

    I'd pick my best killing animal to be the jaguar to be truthful.
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    Rhino or a draw.

    You'd need a Siberian tiger to even get close and then I doubt it could do much damage to a rhino. The more likely outcome is that the rhino would eventually get lucky with it's horn.
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    Rhino
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    I thought this thread was about Tiger Woods and John McCain
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    Holy shit man --- I'm more of a Falcons fan, but for our nation - I'll let it slide.

    Nature is brutal-- I'd bet peta would hate this.

    This must have been the video our founding fathers watched and said yup---
    That's our bird . Don't mess with the USA :ninja:
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    I was thinking more like a fight between Tiger Woods and Ryne Sandberg. Sandberg is probably in his mid 50s by now but I bet he would still whup Tiger.
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    Rhino leads 7-6. So basically tied. Neither one of us is getting any ammo! We're getting a kick out of this.
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    I think a tiger could kill a young rhino, but probably not an adult. Rhinos are so massive and their skin is so thick.

    I think an adult tiger and adult rhino would probably just leave each other alone.

    Hippos are bad mofos. But the baddest animal on the planet - African Elephant for sure. They kill rhinos, lions, hippos, crocodiles, other elephants.

    I think a Polar Bear might be the baddest predator on the planet, although that would be a tough match up between a Polar Bear and a Siberian Tiger.

    If you include marine animals - Killer Whale.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRans3pkOxA
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    We considered the hippo but decided that it's baddassedness is primarily in water. Of the non-water specific choices (sharks, whales, etc.) we do indeed think the hippo is king. If the confrontation occurs in a river then the hippo wins. It's similar to the rhino in size and armor but not nearly as fast or agile on land. So we decided to keep it a land-based confrontation, and the rhino triumphed.

    We also like the polar bear. Especially the person who went with the tiger. That person ultimately felt that the tiger is again more agile (the jumping and climbing and such) and also sneakier. But the basic skill set was comparable, with ludicrous Freddy Kreuger "hands" and uncommon dexterity and power. That person felt that the (perceived) lesser quickness might make the polar bear more susceptible to a determined rhino although if they were just going to go Hagler/Hearns and man it out once and for all they'd probably be pretty comfortable taking the polar bear in place of the tiger.

    And believe it or not, we actually debated killer whales (a super-dolphin, as it turns out) and great whites. We never got quite as dug in on that one and I don't really recall how we ended up. I know I brought up the killer whale because I'd just watched the Planet Earth where they worked in groups to create waves that knocked seals off otherwise safe ice drifts. And I know we didn't see this video, so that'll be a good addition, thanks.

    After we get a definitive conclusion to this land-based fight, we'll establish a clear hierarchy for the oceans. :joecool:
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    Polar bears can't take down walruses so it's a stretch to think they could take down a rhino. I think the Siberian tiger would take a polar bear even though it gives up mass. It is far more quick and agile with stronger jaws.

    Ultimately, I think the rhino would just be too big, too armored, too dangerous, and have enough of a temper to fight off even a Siberian. An elephant would be a different story. Those are bad mofos.
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    Yeah, I don't recall how the elephant fit into our discussion. I think it was more that the rhino seems invincible more than anything. I can imagine an elephant losing to a tiger. But that may just be faulty imagination.

    Also, the rhino advocate noted that the beast in Avatar seemed to be modeled on a rhino. "Of all the animals Cameron could've chosen, and it was a critical choice because that choice only got the one scene, on a project that took over a decade..." or something like that. The tiger advocate believes that while it did indeed have a rhinoish "shell", it's movements were much more tiger-like. "It was really a tiger with a rhino suit on..."

    Solid analysis. And yes, I acknowledge again that much if it is mine. I'm owning it.
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    Hahahaha!! That's right!! That bird is bad, poor billy goats didn't stand a chance.
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    I'd say Rhino is just too big. However I would also believe a pack of lions would prevail. As seen above they can take down an elephant if enough of them. Question is how many lions would it take. Tigers don't travel in packs, thank goodness.
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    ^^^^^ that is cold ^^^
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    But then elephants travel in groups and will drive off lions too. One v. One I'm taking the elephant.
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    Cougars do though. And they're loaded with enough one dollar bills to suffocate an anaconda!
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