Many animals possess strength that even the strongest humans could only dream about.
Different animals have different kinds of strength. Some have pure brute strength and are capable of lifting, dragging, carrying or pulling enormous weights. Others may be much smaller yet have immense power compared to their size. Here are 10 of the world’s strongest animals. Prepare to be amazed…
When it comes to pure strength the Grizzly bear can lift over 500kg, 0.8 times its body weight.
An anaconda snake can squeeze something the same as its own 250kg body weight to death.
In brute strength, elephants are the strongest mammals and the strongest land animals. African elephants can weigh up to 6,350kg and they can carry up to 9,000kg, the weight of 130 adult humans.
7. Musk Ox
There’s a reason for the popular sayig “as strong as an ox”! An ox can pull and carry something 900kg, 1.5 times its body weight across rugged terrain.
A tiger can carry something 550kg, twice its own body weight ten feet up a tree.
An eagle is the strongest bird, able to lift something four times its own body weight during flight.
A gorilla can lift something 2,000kg (as heavy as 30 humans), over 10 times their body weight.
Tiny leafcutter ants can lift and carry in their jaws something 50 times their own body weight of about 500mg. That’s the same as a human lifting a truck with its teeth.
2. Rhinoceros Beetle
Rhinoceros Beetles can lift something 850 times their own weight. To put this into perspective, if a human had the strength of the rhinoceros beetle, it would be able to lift a 65 ton object. If the mighty elephant had equal strength to the rhinoceros beetle it would be able to carry 850 elephants on its back.
1. Dung Beetle
A dung beetle is not only the world’s strongest insect but also the strongest animal on the planet compared to body weight. They can pull 1,141 times their own body weight. This is the equivalent of an average person pulling six double-decker buses full of people. Now that’s strong!