American Black Bear: America's second largest bear which are much better climbers than thier grizzly cusions.


Gorilla: The largest ape in the world made famous by the film King Kong

Who is deadliest

Gorilla American Black Bear
Weapons: Strength and large canine Teeth Weapons: Teeth and Claws
Other Traits: Is very intelligent Other Traits: Is an excellent climber
Advantages over Opponent: Is smarter than the black bear, is bigger than opponent

Weapons are more damaging, is much better equipted for combat than the gorilla.

Male gorilla in SF zoo
Canadian Rockies - the bear at Lake Louise

Who. Is. Deadliest?

The poll was created at 14:41 on October 17, 2011, and so far 38 people voted.


A black bear is foraging in some bushes, looking for some berries or fruit to eat. Nearby a group of gorillas are peacefully feeding on some bambo sprouts. One of the baby gorillas wanders away from the group and starts to play with a stick, smacking the bushes with the stick. The bear hears the commotion and looks over from its foraging, spotting the young gorilla. It decides that the small creature would be an easy meal and charges at the gorilla. The youngster looks up from its fun and spots the bear charging at it. It screams in fear and runs away, the bear is hot pursuit. Despite the head start the baby gorilla can't outrun the bear and it is soon only a few centimetres away from its prey. Just as it is about to grab the gorilla a large fist comes seemingly out of nowhere and catches the bear on the chin.

The bear is stunned by the punch and this gives the baby gorilla the chance to escape from the bear. The owner of the fist is revealed to be a large silverback. The huge gorrila roars at the bear and grabs it by the neck trying to strangle it. The bear swings its head around and drives its teeth into the gorillas arm, making the gorilla releash its grip. The bear raises up onto its back legs and swipes at the gorilla with its claws but the silverback is not detered. It tries to punch the bear again but the bear clamps its jaws down on the gorillas arm but this time it does not let go. The gorilla roars and tries to shake the bear off but it just won't let go. The gorilla picks up a nearby rock and smashes the bears head with the rock, untill the bear is dead. The gorilla beats his chest in victory and returns to his group.

Winner Gorilla

Experts opinion

The Gorilla won due to its superior size and intelligence meaning it was both brains and brawn.