Animals of all shapes and sizes have different kinds of strengths. Deciding which animals are the strongest really depends on how you define strength. Do you define strength as the sheer power of an animal, how much they can carry pound-for-pound, or the strength of their bite? This list includes land mammals, marine animals, and insects, all of which are ridiculously strong, in one way or another.
Some animals can carry large amounts of weight, up to several times their own body mass, while others have really strong and ferocious bites. Do you think you know what the strongest animal is? You might be shocked to find out that some of the smallest animals are actually the strongest pound-for-pound.
The top two strongest living things are beetles (yes—beetles!) and the strongest mammal is a gorilla. Which other animals are the strongest on Earth? Take a look at this list, and consider which creatures you would not want to go head to head with.
The dung beetle is the strongest insect in the world. It can lift up to 1,100 times its own weight.
These insects can lift something up to 850 times their own body weight. Essentially, this beetle could carry 850 rhinoceros beetles.
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The tiny leafcutter ant can carry things that are up to 50 times its body weight... in its mouth. That's equivalent to a person carrying a truck in their teeth.
A gorilla can lift things over 10 times its own 800-pound body weight. That's equivalent to a gorilla lifting 30 humans.
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The eagle is the strongest bird on Earth. It can carry things up to four times its weight while flying.
The largest members of the cat family, a tiger can carry up to twice its own weight of 1,000 pounds. It can also eat up to 45 pounds of food in one night.
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Elephants are the strongest mammals, with the ability to lift 130 humans. That's approximately 14,000 pounds.
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Blue whales are known for being one of the strongest animals because of the enormous muscle strength it takes for this animal to move. Weighing in at up to 200 tons, it takes a lot of strength to move that much mass around.
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