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Animal Kingdom has always amused us all in spite of having just five senses.

Different types of animals have different types of strengths. Though they portray different kinds of strengths, they always manage to keep the ecosystem balanced.

Animals can be categorized into various groups when it comes to the kind of power they have. Certain types of animals have brute strength which means they will be able to pull or lift enormous weights; while some others have strong bites and powerful jaws. They can be much more than the weight of their own body and that is what is surprising.

Some of the animals having the strongest bites might be smaller in body weight. These animals prove to us time and again that little things like small body weight also have importance. This article will throw some light on some of these animals and continue reading to learn all the unique facts about them. 

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The Most Powerful Animal In The Jungle

Usually, animals are deemed strong by considering their brute strength. Having said that, elephants are the strongest mammals and they also happen to be the strongest land animals. 

Different types of elephants fall under this category. The elephants well known for their strength are African elephants and Asian elephants. But specifically, the African elephant is the world’s strongest animal. The African bush elephants are the largest animal and the strongest animal.

The African bush elephant has the power to carry up to 19841.6 lb (9000 kg) which is equal to about 130 human beings; this results in calling the number of large animals like the African bush elephant, the strongest animal. These animals naturally weigh 26,455 lb (12,025 kg) and go up to a height of 14.76 ft (4.5 m) making them powerful. The trunk of this elephant alone has 40,000 muscles alongside tendons that help them to dig and also to fight against their predators. 

Following this, the gorilla happens to be the strongest of the primates. They have a bodyweight of 440.93 lb (200 kg) and are able to lift up to 4400 lb (1995.81 kg) which is easily 10 times more than their own body weight. Even the arms of gorillas are strong and large and are said to be 15 times stronger than the average human body weight.

The Siberian tiger which is prevalent across Asia is 8.2-26.9 ft (2.50-8.20 m) in length and 661.39 lb (300 kg) in body weight. They have extremely powerful hind legs that allow them to pounce from a great height when attacking a predator. They can even climb trees up to a few meters. 

Grizzly bears are mostly found in Canada and the grizzly bear lives in a close radius to humans mostly. The grizzly bear is deemed as the largest land animal that is alive today. They go up to a height of 8.2-26.9 ft (2.5-8.2 m) when they stand using their hind legs. They weigh 700-1700 lb (317.52-771.11 kg). They can lift up to 80% of their own body weight and grizzlies are known for being aggressive.

But what about lions? Are they the strongest animals? But surprisingly, lions are not the strongest animals like elephants, bears, tigers, hippopotamus, and rhinos. All these animals are stronger than lions individually. Though, when considered in terms of strength as per weight, very few animals can match the power of a lion.

Not only animals but birds can be powerful as well. Eagles top the list that way, they have the ability to lift four times more than their own weight and fly with that weight. They have a selection of prey such as deers, monkeys, wildcats, and foxes. They have sharp talons and strong feet which compliments their size and wingspan. They can fly up to 13123.36 ft (4000 m) high and have powerful eyesight in tracking, swooping, and hunting their prey from long distances.

Oxen are a strong breed of cattle that have been used for the last 6000 years mostly to pull carts and also as plows. They go up to a weight of  1433 lb (649.98 kg) and have the ability to pull two times more weight than their own body weight. They are known for their strength as well as their stability. 

When it comes to relating the power of the animal with its size, certain animals tend to be astounding. Talking about the strongest insect in the globe, the dung beetles are said to be the world’s strongest insects. Any male dung beetle has the ability to carry 1,100 times more than its own weight. This weight adds up to an equal of an average human being carrying 176370 lb (80000.09 kg) of weight. They are found on every continent of the earth except in Antarctica. These male dung beetles have the enormous strength to fight with other males so that they can mate and move the dung of any animal they eat or live in. 

The Hercules beetle is a type of rhinoceros beetle that has powerful claws. They are the strongest species among the small species. The Rhinoceros beetle is long in size. They are 6 in (15.24 cm) in length. These rhinoceros beetles are the second strongest insect. The rhinoceros beetle is able to lift 850 times more than its weight. Leafcutter Ants hold the place of the third strongest insects. The leafcutter ants can carry 50 times their own weight.

Which animal has the most powerful bite?

Animals have powerful bites in order to hunt their prey and also to fight their predators and some of these animals are known for it.

Talking about the strongest bite, the saltwater crocodiles are mostly found in parts of Australia, Asia, and India. The saltwater crocodile lives in salt and brackish waters. These crocodiles have the strongest bite with a record strength of 3700 lb/ft2 (18064.98 kg/m2). This record power bite is powerful than the bite of an average Tyrannosaurus rex.  

The jaguar from the cat family has a powerful bite as well. The bite force of the jaguar is 1500 lb/ft2 (7323.64 kg/m²). The jaguar can bite twice as much as a lion in terms of power.

Next is the Hippopotamus. Being a herbivore it has tremendous power in its bite. It has a power of 1800 lb/ft2 (8788.37 kg/m²). They are said to be the most dangerous animals in Africa.

Hyenas though they seem do not that ferocious they have a bite strength that goes up to 1100 lb/ft2 (5370.67 kg/m²). This power is said to be twice more than the power of a grizzly bear. 

The eagle is the strongest bird in the world.

Which is the most powerful spirit animal?

As powerful as they are, animals are also known to impart unique and powerful energies as well.

Most of the animals date back to ancient days when it comes to these energies. One of the most powerful spirits animals is a tiger. They are said to offer protection and ward off negative energies as well. The tiger totems have intuitive abilities as well, which can give us access to our primal instincts.

Snakes on the other hand are said to provide protection and strength when it comes to spirit animals. They also symbolize a period of transition by getting rid of old practices and habits.

Eagles are said to offer guidance and give the ability to see clearly into the future. They are also well known for their strategic ability. 

Which animal has the most powerful eyesight?

Eyesight is one of the abilities that increase the power of a wildlife animal. Undoubtedly, the eagles have the most powerful eyesight being able to spot their prey from a great height. They are able to see eight times better than human beings. They also see a wider range of colors and even differentiate a small color change in their prey.

Owls are known for their nighttime eyesight. The ability to turn their necks 270 degrees gives them a wider range though they cannot really roll their eyes. However, they have more rods than a human eye making them sensitive to light and they also have binocular vision. Other animals that have good eyesight are sheep, goats, and mantis shrimp.

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