The strongest animals on earth. Who are they?

What is the strongest animal on the planet? Many may think it is an elephant or a blue whale. They have the largest size and weight. But does the strength of the animal depend on its size and weight? How to determine who in the animal world is the strongest? If we take into account the ratio of force and weight, then many animals with a smaller weight and size will be stronger than even the largest.

The largest land animal

The largest land animal is an elephant. Its weight can reach 7 tons (the maximum recorded by the Guinness Book of Records is more than 12 tons), growth is more than 3 meters. Using the trunk, an elephant is able to lift a weight of up to 250-275 kilograms. It is known that African elephants, if necessary, can pick up the trunk and carry their young, which already weigh more than 100 kilograms at birth. The maximum weight that elephants can carry behind them, according to various sources, is from 1 to 2 tons.

The strongest bird

Perhaps the most powerful bird in the world cancall the South American harpy. She lives mainly in the South American rainforests. With a body length of 90 to 110 centimeters, a wingspan of about two meters and a weight of up to 9 kilograms (in females, the males are usually smaller), this bird has outstanding strength. It is reliably known that the largest animal, killed and carried away by a bird, was a 7-kilogram howler monkey, which the harpy killed. The incident occurred in 1990 in the Peruvian National Park Manu.

Biggest bear

The polar bear is the largest representativebear family. Its length reaches 3 meters, and weight - up to 1 ton. Body length - up to 200-250 centimeters. He is one of the most dangerous predators on the planet. Lives in arctic areas. Many agree that in a hypothetical fight between a white and a brown bear (another very large predator), the first will win. The polar bear is superior in mass and intelligence to its brown relative.

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The strongest monkey

The strongest monkeys on the planet are gorillas. The largest humanoid primates. Gorillas live in nature mainly in central and western Africa, in forests.

An adult male of this monkey can be 4-9 times.stronger than the average person. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the gorilla is able to lift up to 815 kilograms of weight. And according to some information, these primates raised fallen trees weighing 2000 kilograms.

Strongest cat

Tiger - the strongest and largest of the familyfeline. They live in swampy areas, tropical forests and grassy lands in Southeast Asia, as well as in the territory of the Russian Far East. The Siberian tiger is the largest. The adult reaches a length of 190 - 230 centimeters. The weight of an animal can reach 300 kilograms. Tigers have powerful jaws and 30 teeth. Upper canine tigers reach lengths of up to 10 centimeters, designed to break the flesh. Tigers are formidable hunters and can carry prey 2 times heavier than their own weight. Considering size and strength, they can even beat lions.

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The strongest reptile

A saltwater crocodile is the largest representative of its squad, as well as the largest land or coastal predator. You can meet in Indonesia, Vietnam, eastern India and New Guinea.

There is evidence that the maximum length of thisThe reptile is 7.3 meters. Potentially possesses the strongest bite among all animals. The calculated force of compression of the jaws of a large male of a ridged crocodile weighing 1308 kilograms is from 27,531 to 34,424 newtons, which is equivalent to a gravity of 2809–3512 kilograms.

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The strongest insect

Record the strongest insect on the planetbelongs to the dung beetle. Males of this small insect species are able to lift a load, the weight of which is 1,141 times the weight of the beetle itself. It is as if an average person weighing 80 kilograms could lift a weight of 90 tons.

The strongest animal on the planet

The strongest animal was not a rhinoceros and not even a whale, but a small creature whose size reaches from 1 to 3 millimeters. It is called a copepod.

Copepods are small crustaceans living inthe ocean. They have very strong muscles, which ensures the work of two movement systems at once: one is needed for swimming, and the other for jumping. Scientists believe that the copepods are almost ten times stronger than any representative of the animal kingdom and are able to move in one second a distance greater than the length of his body 500 times.

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