A wonderful duel! The two animals were apparently kept in captivity, and their face-to-face confrontation was recorded for us to share. At first, the tiger seemed a little confused by the smaller puma (cougar). Mountain lions were the first animals to show aggression by hissing intensely, much like a house cat. The lion then retaliates with a half-roar/half-hiss.
Unbelievably, it turned out that the smaller animals had the upper hand, while the giant tiger retreated. Not to be outdone by the mountain lion, the tiger continued to retreat. It’s clearly not in a fighting mood.
all about tigers
Tigers live in Asia and Eurasia in dense forests, grasslands and mangrove swamps. They can be over 10 feet long and weigh over 500 pounds. Even their tails can be three feet long.
Few animals can kill an adult tiger because they are big and strong. Only humans, giant buffaloes and elephants are capable. That fact makes it all the more remarkable that the tiger in this video seems wary of a much smaller animal. Tigers have all the attributes a strong hunter needs. They can track, they can run fast, they are quick and have great strength. They really only need to eat once a week, but can eat up to 75 pounds of meat in one sitting. What they can’t eat, they often cover with leaves and come back.
brave mountain lion
The puma is a large wild cat native to North, Central and South America. However, they are nowhere near as large as tigers. A full-grown cougar can be up to five and a half feet long and weigh up to 160 pounds. Also known as mountain lions, mountain lions and panthers, they can live in a wide range of habitats.
As you can hear in this video, they don’t roar like most other big cats. Instead, they have a distinctive squeal and hiss. However, they can also meow!
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I am broadly interested in how human activities influence the ability of wildlife to persist in the modified environments that we create.
Specifically, my research investigates how the configuration and composition of landscapes influence the movement and population dynamics of forest birds. Both natural and human-derived fragmenting of habitat can influence where birds settle, how they access the resources they need to survive and reproduce, and these factors in turn affect population demographics. Most recently, I have been studying the ability of individuals to move through and utilize forested areas which have been modified through timber harvest as they seek out resources for the breeding and postfledging phases. As well I am working in collaboration with Parks Canada scientists to examine in the influence of high density moose populations on forest bird communities in Gros Morne National Park. Many of my projects are conducted in collaboration or consultation with representatives of industry and government agencies, seeking to improve the management and sustainability of natural resource extraction.
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