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fighting behavior of p. hydrobothynus

Submitted by brettconnoll on Tue, 04/24/2018 - 22:01

Males have an intricate way of fighting one another. First, the males will assess each other’s fitness. The male with the biggest brightest mane and largest canines may be able to intimidate the other male and may not have to fight at all. However, when intimidation doesn’t work males use their large powerful forelimbs, and long canines to inflict devastating blows to their opponents.