The 10 Strongest Animals in the world by Bite, Squeeze, and Lift

Instead of trying to determine a single winner, this list features 10 amazing creatures that all possess their own impressive kind of strength, relative to their size.


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Strongest Mammal: Elephant – Can Carry 7 Tons

Elephants can carry up to 14,000 pounds, which is 7 tons. To put that into perspective, that weight translates to about 130 adult humans.

Strongest Bird: Eagle – Carries Four Times Its Weight

The beautiful and graceful eagle holds the title of the strongest bird. The amazingly powerful harpy eagle weighs about 11 pounds, yet it can carry away prey that weighs up to 35 pounds – that’s about the weight of a medium-sized dog, like a corgi.

Strongest Fish: Goliath Grouper – Can Attack Adult Sharks

They will eat just about anything in the ocean, and they are big and strong enough to even eat sharks. Goliath groupers have attacked octopuses, sea turtles, barracudas, and even human divers.

Strongest Animal Relative to Size: Dung Beetle – Lifts 1,141 Times Its Weight

The dung beetle is one of the strongest Animals in the world by lift, because it weighs less than an ounce but can carry 1,141 times its own body weight.

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