American women sure are confident. The Brits are… realistic? (On the large animals, at any rate).
Anyhow, for what little opinion (never having fought any of these animals) is worth:
- I would guess a majority of healthy young men should be able to beat wolves and big dogs (~50 kg). I’m not sure that the idea that wolves are necessarily more dangerous than big dogs is accurate. Weight classes are similar, and some dogs were even specifically bred to kill wolves.
- The fitter half or certainly quartile of male humans should be able to beat a chimp, they weigh 50% less (size matters a lot) and their strength advantage is overstated (claims of 10x are wrong, it’s actually more like 1.5-2x). As Triteleia Laxa pointed out in Sailer’s thread, in Africa, they occasionally prey on small children, but run from adults.
- Really, chimps (presumably male), large dogs, wolves should all be around the 50%+ mark for fit young men, probably something like 10-15% for fit young women.
- Any adult should be able to take an eagle. In fact, it’s a bit weird how the eagle is so feared (weight: 7kg is a big one).
- Chances of victory for any human against the 5 animals at the bottom is as near to 0% as makes no difference. (I idly wonder if there has ever been a single case of an unarmed human vs. adult big cat victory or brown bear – heck, even black bear – victory in the past 100,000 years).
Here’s how Americans think various animals will do against each other in a cage match:
This actually seems… rather accurate, by and large.
Well, grizzly bears and polar bears should be essentially similar, and both would cardinally outclass any of the big cats. Quite a number of animals are overestimated, especially the medium cats, there are records of humans including women who killed leopards unarmed. Boars should be way higher than wolves, a man can kill a wolf unarmed but he won’t be killing a boar. LOL at 2 ton walruses lower than 7kg eagles (even polar bears rarely bother with them). Humans should unironically be considerably higher. Plenty of records of men and some women killing wolves and leopards. My guess is that boar and jaguars are the point at which our success rate would dwindle to near zero or zero.
One interesting contest that’s unsurprisingly close is lions vs. tigers. While they would seem evenly matched, I recall reading somewhere that Roman amphitheater records of contests between the two had tigers coming out on top almost all of the time. Since those would have been Bengal tigers, a lion should stand basically zero chance against a Siberian tiger.
Unsurprisingly, bears beat bulls.