Re: lions, chimps and sticks

13 Oct 1995 12:31:25 GMT

Rich Travsky (rtravsky@UWYO.EDU) wrote:
: (H. M. Hubey) writes:
: >rtravsky@UWYO.EDU (Rich Travsky) writes:
: >>>It's difficult for humans to even scare off cheetahs.
: >>Chimps are stronger than humans and have bigger teeth. I do not think
: >>it would be the mismatch you suggest.
: >
: >Hyenas hunt in groups and are more aggressive.
: Chimps go in groups too.

: >A lone cheetah can be scared off by a group. I've seen a footage
: >of two men running a cheetah off its prey, so I suppose many
: >screaming chimps might do the trick too.

Cheetahs don't have much in the way of claws or teeth. As noted before,
the primary (essentially only) predators on chimps are leopards.

Harry Erwin
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