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Who Has The Strongest Bite In The Animal Kingdom? (19 pics + 1 gif)

Posted in Animals   17 Jun 2016   / 4436 views

And the King of the Jungle ain’t one of them…

20. Cougar

PSI: 350

The cougar, which is also commonly referred to as a puma, mountain lion or panther, is the second largest cat in North America. It can crush the skulls and spines of large prey such as wolves and even horses.

19. Gray/Grey Wolf

PSI: 406

Wolves are the largest members of the dog family. Their bite force is sufficient to break open and crush bones with only a few bites.

18. Mastiff (Domestic Dog)

PSI: 556

The Mastiff has the highest bite force out of all of man’s best friends. You might brush getting bit by a dog to the side, but statistically a dog is the most likely to bite you out of anything on this list.

17. Great White Shark

PSI: 669

The most well know (and lest cuddle-y) of all the sharks. They don’t need a huge amount of force because their teeth cut through the flesh of their prey like knife through butter.

16. African Lion

PSI: 691

Lions actually have the weakest bite among big cats so far. They kill by strangulation by biting their preys neck.

15. Jaguar

PSI: 700

Jaguars have the strongest bite compared to size among cat family. Their teeth can pierce through skulls and even turtle shells.

14. Brown Bear

PSI: 850

Bears are mostly omnivorous as their teeth are adapted for a vegetable diet, but that doesn’t mean they can’t bite through your torso if they’re angry enough.

13. Kodiak Bear

PSI: 930

Sure, their teeth are developed (like the brown bear) for a vegetative diet, but Kodiak Bears are the largest type of bear on planet Earth, making their bite something you’d probably like to avoid.

12. Siberian Tiger

PSI: 950

Tigers have the strongest bite among big cats. Similar to lions, tigers prefer to bite the throat until the prey dies of strangulation. Which, if you think about it, actually kind of works to your advantage if one decides you’re on the menu.

11. Alligator Snapping Turtle

PSI: 1004

Despite having no teeth, the Alligator Snapping Turtle still has a mouthful of nope. Their powerful jaws can easily amputate human fingers and pineapples

10. Bengal Tiger

PSI: 1050

The national animal of both India and Bangladesh. These guys can be heavy, the heaviest known Bengal was 388.7 kg.

9. Spotted/ Striped Hyena

PSI: 1100

Largely scavengers their teeth are more specialized for consuming coarse food, crushing and digesting large bones and filling your dreams with nopes.

8. Polar Bear

PSI: 1235

Polar bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present.

7. Grizzly Bear

PSI: 1250

Standing as tall as 2.5 m (8 ft) and weighing up to 360 kg (800 lbs.), the grizzly bear is a subspecies of brown bear that inhabits western Canada and the northwestern United States. In some places, the grizzly is nicknamed the silver tip bear for the silvery, grizzled sheen in its fur. In other places (like exactly where I’m at) it’s known as a murder-floof.

6. Bull Shark

PSI: 1250

These can be found in both saltwater and freshwater and can travel far up rivers, making them extra terrifying.

5. Silverback Gorilla

PSI: 1300

Gorillas live on the green, volcanic slopes of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Primary herbivores, their jaws are adapted to chew and digest hard plants like bamboo.

4. Hippopotamus

PSI: 1821

Although they’re herbivores, they have the strongest bite among all mammals. it is also extremely unpredictable, making it the most dangerous mammal in Africa

3. American

PSI: 2125

Alligators feed by grabbing and holding onto their prey, they have evolved sharp teeth for tearing and holding onto flesh.

2. Nile Crocodile

PSI: 5000

Crocodiles have quite smaller jaw muscles and teeth anatomy adaptation like alligators. They have the strongest bite ever measured on living animals

1. Saltwater Crocodile

PSI: 7700

What do you get when you mix the world’s strongest bite force, tons of sharp teeth and a move known as ‘the death roll’? This cuddly bastard. Saltwater Crocodiles are likely the world’s champion chompers, killing with the greatest bite force ever directly measured for living animals. In fact, their bite forces may rival that of mighty T. rex.


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