The study of animal bites has given great insights to biologists on the feeding nature and mechanism of wildlife. We as human do have a strong bite, which though not as great compared to animals, but at least it is enough to ensure we are alive and healthy.
It is said that an average human bite force weighs just 126 pounds per square inch, (PSI).
Today we will be going through the top 13 animals with the strongest bite force psi, so we will be counting down all the way from 13 to number 1.
10) The Mastiff Dog
Surprisingly, man’s best friend is amongst our top list of animals with the strongest bites
The mastiff dog is said to be amongst the ancient days dogs with their ancestor been a dog known as the “Molossus”. The Molossus was known as a war dog which existed about 5,000 years ago.
The mastiff dog can also be referred to as Old English Mastiffs.
The mastiff dog possesses a very strong teeth, quite a good bite force compared to humans. This dog has an average bite force of 550 (38.6 KG / CM2) pounds per square inch, (PSI).
It’s sharp teeth makes it easy for the dog to snap a thick branch into 2 parts.
9) The Lion (Panthera leo)
Animal bites such as those of the lion can be hugely devastating. Africa is said to be the home of most of the wild lions in the world, the king of the jungle eats quite alot which answers the question on why it weighs about 190 Kg.
The lion’s best hunting time is at night, but what makes them even eager to hunt is when there is a storm. This is because it helps prevent their prey from hearing them which serves as an advantage to the lion.
The lion’s bite force is said to weigh 650 (45.7 KG / CM2) pounds per square inch, (PSI). this is about 4 times the human’s bite.
8) The Tiger (Panthera tigris)
The fierce and mighty predator, which happens to be the tiger.
Though it is amongst the world most endangered species with a rate of 3,900 tigers remaining and are popularly based in Asia
The tiger has a bite force of 1,050 (74 KG / CM2) pounds per square inch, (PSI).
7) The Hyena
As surprising as it seem, hyenas actually do have strong bite force. This predator’s estimated bite force is said to 1,100 pounds per square inch, (PSI).
Which makes the hyena bite force stronger that the lion and tiger bites combined.
This makes you wonder, if the hyena had not been so cowardly or does not laugh as it does, who knows it might have been the king of the jungle today.
9) The Grizzly Bear
The grizzly bear is said to have 1,200 psi, which is (84KG /CM2).
Grizzly bears weigh upward of 700 pounds (315 kilograms). The males are heavier than the females and can weigh up to 1,700 pounds (770 kilograms). A large female will weigh up to 800 pounds (360 kilograms).
6) The Gorilla
The gorilla bite force is said to be 1,300 PSI (1300/ CM2). This animal rank high in the order of animal bites.
Western gorillas are said to weigh 160 kg as their average weight.
Eastern gorillas weigh lesser, as they weigh just 150 kg.
The gorilla is said to weigh 1.7m in body height.
5) The Hippopotamus
This animal has a total of 1,800 which is 126.5kg when it comes to the rate of the force bites.
This mammal is said to be amongst the world’s largest mammal. with the male hippo weighing 3,500 to 9,920 pounds and the female hippo weighing 3,000 pounds.
4) The Jaguar
Considered to be the biggest cat in North America, and the third largest cat on planet earth, the jaguar is said to weigh between 100 to 250 pounds.
The jaguar has a bite force of 2,000 PSI which is 140.5 KG / CM2.
It also had a big head which goes along with it’s stocky body.
3) The American Alligator
Animal bites are quite strong especially when you look at an animal such as the American Alligator. The American Alligator is said to weigh up to 500 to 600 pounds on an average scale. This alligator possesses a strong tail and it is up to 15 feet long, Really impressive right.
This alligator has a total bite force of 2, 125 PSI which is about 149 KG / CM2.
2) The Salt Water Crocodile
This is the largest crocodile species, with an estimated weight of 2, 205 pounds which is equivalent to 1,000 kg, and a length of 23 feet (which is 7 M).
This crocodile has a bite force of 3,700 PSI, which is 260 kg / cm2.
1) The Great Whit Shark
The legendary great white shark is said to weigh between 520 kg – 1,100 kg.
This shark possesses a total bite force of 4,000 PSI which is same as 281 kg / cm2.