Top 10 Strongest Land Animals

This is the list to see which animals are the strongest.

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Tigers are not the strongest animal. Elephants and rhinos are, merely because of their shear size. HOWEVER, tigers are, by a long shot, the strongest cat and are known to destroy male lions in 1 versus 1 fights. Its been proven in almost all 1960 cage fights and in the Colosseum back in Ancient Rome. Russian Brown Bears make up 5 percent of the Siberian tiger´┐Ż's diet. Although tigers are not as "strong" as elephants and rhinos, there have been several accounts where tigers have killed elephants and many more where tigers have mauled rhinos to death. There have been no cases of elephants/rhinos killing tigers however. Scientists have also proven that the tiger is the only animal with a roar capable of paralyzing its victims. The tiger is indisputably the emperor of the beasts

Its never been able to kill an elephant it would take at least 20 loins to kill an elephant. # you're a dumbass

I've just seen a video of different animal fights and their violence is unbelievable. Animals fight for their lives and only then would you see their real power. Tigers are rarely attacked hence you rarely see them fight with all of their strength. When little animals get hurt they become two times faster and more fierce, something you can rarely see in lions and tigers also because of their courage. Same thing applies to other large animals. But, taken all into account, speed, stamina, prowess, ability in general, tiger takes the top. It beat lions almost always and lions beat crocodiles and rhinos... Other comparison is only imaginary because lions do not meet bears and so on.

In most fights the tiger ran away from a lion as tiger was scared.

This is 100% true that tiger are the strongest. I don't exactly know whether they can beat elephants and rhinos. There are some people who are using abusive language and telling that this information is fake and lions can beat tiger please do some research and then open your mouth. Tigers have an upper hand in every physical attributes over lions, tiger have even larger brain size and are smarter than lions. And as far as lions mane is concerned it helps lions but its not that effective against tigers brute strength if you do not believe me Google its or search in YouTube you would find it out yourself

Tigers are cool

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Think, people! Elephants weigh tons and can uproot trees, turn over SUVs, and destroy all other animals on this list! The elephant is also smarter than every other creature here except maybe a gorilla, and even a gorilla could get destroyed by an elephant. Turn over to mythical creatures and you will see that even a phoenix or pegasus would get defeated by a really strong elephant. Unicorns would probably come close. So would serpopards or minotaurs. Many dragons and sea serpents would meet their fates at the hands of an elephant. Ganesha himself received most of his glory from elephants. According to the top rank, a crocodile can almost beat up a great white shark. Well, then, why isn't the great white ahead of it? Elephants could crush almost all living things that ever existed, living, extinct, and mythological. Maybe there will be a creature that is to come that can destroy an elephant. But in all stories ever told, besides holy creatures and beings, humans, elves, properly ...more

Please. This isn't a contest. People voting based on "who they like better" and without bias or subjectivity. Go on YouTube and watch all the different "animal vs animal" match you can conjure up and find me one where a Lion, Tiger, Bear, Croc, Snake, etc even ATTEMPTS to fight a fully grown bull elephant. The only videos you'll find is the elephant owning anything with the balls to take it on. There are tons of evidence that tigers and lions get owned by rhinos, hippos, and elephants and the best match you'll find is between #2 and #3 which is the rhino and hippo. Those two guys own anything outside of elephants and as I say there is pure objectivity in this statement. Tons of video evidence. The dozen or so videos of either of these guys coming into conflict with the big E though always ends with them getting bruised egos. I have an interest in watching these animals in the wild hunt and fight each other and I have yet to find an instance where anything had the gumption to attack a ...more

Elephant weighs over 6000kg and can carry more than 9000kg. As for crocodile killing a great white shark that would never happen a crocodile would never meet a great white in the ocean. Please note leopards lions have been observed killing crocodiles. Crocodiles isn't the number one not by along shot.

They can squish a tiger. It should be number 1.

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These creatures are made for battle. They have a brute paw swipe. A simple tiger's paw swipe rips a person's neck off. The lion has a much more powerful swipe so it could do tons more damage. Furthermore, they always take on everything. Tigers prefer not to attack. Lions also, are smarter being more social and have much more muscle. Their mane furthermore, protects, them from any serious bites. Rather, they train to fight. Lions are also, faster and taller. They are also, about the same length as a tiger. If you see more documentaries you can see lions often kill and scare away do nile crocs in the water. Furthermore, lions kill elephants and giraffes. Male lions do 99% of the work on these lethal attacks. The lion truly is the king of the beasts.

Lions can actually kill a tiger if he catches Him off guard or is quite and stealthy enough but either way if a lions ever meets a tiger the tiger will be outnumbered

Tigers may be bigger and heavier than the male lions but when it comes to bravery, the male lion owns them. There are numerous articles and sources on the web that favors tigers over male lions and their basis of such claims are nothing but stories. The Romans thought that, the Mughals thought that etc etc...

In order to get the bottom of the issue, one should refer to the experts in the field like Clyde Beatty, Kailash Sankhala.

There is only one video on the web of the actual duel between the tiger and the male lion that occur naturally and that's the GIR forest video in which the lion kills the tiger.

Rest of the videos are of are of captive animals that cannot do justice to the debate.

The animal planet channel once made a series called animal face-off in which they debated the issue and made their decision.

Lion cat actually beat tiger because it has more experience in fighting than tiger even though tiger may be bigger.

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Definitely a serious contender for the #1 spot. Brilliant, strategic, and absurdly powerful animals who can win nearly any fight because they have enormous pain tolerance ceilings, which allows them to endure what most other animals cannot. Speed is their weakness though. However, their keen senses and terrifying displays of territorial dominance frighten away all who even consider approaching their territory. It's hard to bet against an animal with the ability to forge crude weapons and wield them mercilessly.

Gorilla can lift up 30 humans without any problem, the ratio by the way his size and his strenght is one of the best or the best, and Gorilla have the strongest arms.

Gorillas are about 10x stronger than us

It is too smart for the rest!

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The saltwater crocodile has the world's most powerful bite force. A saltwater crocodile over 4.5 metres (15 ft) in length can exert over 2.2 tonnes (5, 000 lb) of pressure per square inch (PSI). Males of even larger sizes can exert around 3 tonnes (6, 600 lb) of pressure per square inch. They can smash through bone like you would eat toast. A 5 metre (16 ft) saltwater crocodile can kill an adult human with a single bite.

A crocodile can kill a great white shark by the way and nothing can prey on it only little crocodiles are preyed on. They have been around for millions of years. There is a chance a crocodile can kill an elephant because it is worlds greatest stealth hunter. I've seen a video when a crocodile killed a bull elephant

Strongest bite in the world. Even though sluggish by nature it is very fast. They can grow very big. Up to 1 ton. It is the only animal that can prey on lions.68 teeth in its mouth to crush bone

The case picture gave me depressing thoughts.

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Rhino are the strongest land animal because their but power and there leg strength they will buck a gorilla and cary it a mile.

Black Rhino was very important because they show a great source of income from ecotourism. There were only 5,000 left in whole world. We need to stop the people from their greedy thoughts, that is one of the way to protect the rhino and other species that is living in the wild.

The black rhino is now extinct thanks to humans. They should not be killed for their horns. Respect them!

Rhino's are pretty strong.

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Hippos take on crocs they should be between 1-3

A hippo could bite a crocodile in half

Hippos have strong as teeth that can bite a crocodile straight in half

I vote for hippos.

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8Kodiak Bear

A kodiak bear could crush a bowling ball with a bite. Decapitate a moose with swipe. It should be #1. Bears often kill tigers is Russia where the 2 coexist. Tigers only kill hibernating bears and subadults. A kodiak bear can easily kill a elephant as tigers and lions have done so. It is also, smarter than all but the elephant in this list. They have sacrificed agility for brute strength. They also, have speed though. They run as fast as any tiger or cat. They have blunt, but longer claws. Same eyesight, as cats but better smell than dogs. They are the ultimate land predator.

Hippos kill the most out of any one of these animals they kill more humans then any other animal and if they get you in the water your screwed. Read a book Genius

Exactly! Bears are known to kill tigers and animals more than twice its size. Maybe I am just the only one that sees that the bear is the king of the beasts

Look like Grizzly.

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9Rhinoceros Beetle

If you consider the ratio of it's body weight to the amount of weight it can lift, it is by far the strongest animal in the world. Can an elephant lift 8 million pounds? Don't think so.

The rhinoceros beetle is the strongest because it could lift 100 of its friends imagine doing that.

It is a scientific fact that the proportional strength of the rhinoceros beetle is stronger than any other.

The rhinoceros beetle can carry 100 of its friends IMAGINE doing that so it's the strongest animal in the world

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But venom has nothing to do with the strength of the species. But I do agree on the anaconda.

I do agree with this because snakes can be pretty strong in certain cases - GentleTrouter

Animals are not poisonous they are venomous plants are poisonous

Hi is top poison animal

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The Contenders

11Polar Bear

Polar bears live in the article polar bears are very good hunters

Polar bears are the toughest animas to roam the earth surviving temperatures below -40 degrees celcius they have can kill any arctic animal from 2 ton walruses with killer tusks that can kill a killer whale to 5lb birds known as jab jabs that have scared of wolves even cubs of only 2months old can fend for themselves but stay with the parents until 1 year polar bears are my vote 1 for toughest land animals

If you think about it no other animal on earth can lift as much weight all th way off the ground like a human can no other animal can deadlift or squat

Polar bears could eat a tiger for breakfast

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12Grizzly Bear

The grizzly bear is far more powerful than any other species of bear. Grizzly bears have concave faces, a distinctive hump on their shoulders, and very sharp claws that can be over 5"-6" inches long (per Animal Facts Encyclopedia). These claws are much straighter and longer than those of other bears, which is why Grizzlies can't climb trees very well, but they are much better in a fight. The "Kodiak bear" are grizzly bears that inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago in southwest Alaska and because of their environment, grizzly bears in the Kodiak region tend to be about 5% larger on average than other grizzlies. But grizzly bears from any part of North America can get and have gotten as large with the same access to food. The largest grizzlies have weighed up to 1500 pounds and stood 11 feet high, with skulls 2.5 feet wide. They have thick fur, including in vital areas like the neck, and an amazingly dense bone and muscular structure, and have many inches ...more

A Grizzly is capable of more damager than a lion or a tiger with one swipe of his paw. His speed also makes him deadly being able to run up to 40 mph. They are more durable than both a lion and a tiger. And as a cub a grizzly is thrown into the wild to learn how to hunt and defend. There has been films of teenage Grizzlys fighting off a pack of large wolves for food. You do not mess with a Grizzly. Lion prides run in a group for their hunts and a Grizzly is able to do just as much alone.

The Grizzly Bear Is The strongest land animal apart from the elephant because of its size. the grizzly can break a moose's back with one swipe of its paw. In India they've been known to eat Siberian tigers they can kill gorillas, there me skin is so tough a knife will do no damage and they will smash a gorilla or tiger!

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Alligators should be number 8 they rule the swamp land and being close relatives to crocs they have survived for millions of years and as humans have only been around for about 40,000 you gatta give them credit the can attack with lightining quick speed and cosidering there size and weight of almost a ton they've been feared be Aztecs ad by us they are in folktale and they are smart soe have been abtopted by humans probably the most impressive is that at birth they can rip human flesh with one bight

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14Black Bear

Black bears have all around meaning that even though their not as strong a gorilla but their a little faster and have more dexterity giving them an advantage. Also although they are not the faster than puma or lions they are a lot stronger.

I've seen one in real life not threatening but I still backed away. Still totally adorable!

Black bears will tear them like a paper

Panda would totally crush them.


Can't be four because the strongest are Elephant:lifts over 10000 pounds and rhino unknown and hippo unknown and gorilla is better that ox an ox can pull on 2000 pounds gorilla is 400 pounds lifted so its less than four on the list

This should be AT LEAST 4 they carry a lot and are used just for lifting heavy stuff

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Jaguar the real king of the jungle with the bite force of 2000 psi and the tigers bite force is only 1000 psi

Jaguars are part of the cat family, of course they are strong for their size

They are really strong in their bite it is stronger than every cats

SO Beautiful and strong!

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Fastest land mammal. They are heavier than a human and are classified as one of the smaller big cats. They are also part of the cat family so I am going to say they are extremely strong for their weight, size, speed and flexibility, as all cats are.

A cheetah can run faster than any animal on land. It can reach 70 mph. That's insanely fast.

They are like a blur. When you do not see them, they will catch you.

Cheetahs are fast

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Humans can develop better stamina than most land animals if not all. Our ability to sweat through our skin to remain cool is a pretty unique ability in the animal kingdom. Native American and Mexican tribes were able to chase large land mammals until the animal dropped due to exhaustion (sometimes 100+ miles). A human can consciously develop their body to become stronger, more resilient and more skilled at fighting. Pound for pound a human should be towards the top. Can't match the power of large cats, bears or anything of that nature, but could have a chance with a simple weapon. Not all humans as there is probably the greatest gap in human capabilities that we have ever seen right now but picture someone like Dwayne Johnson. The human body is also made for grappling and that skill can be greatly developed and allow a human to stand a chance against anything around its own size.

Humans are the only animals that have skill, intelligence, logic, reason, great numbers, and the ability to wipe out species. Think about Caesar's unicorn! Deer with one giant antler in the Germanic forests: gone before year 0! Either way, we're not the most physically strong, but we are the most capable.

Here is what you guys don't understand. Weapons, skills, and the place on the food chain have nothing to do with the actual strength

This should be in the top ten.

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20Leafcutter Ant

The leaf cutter ant should definitely be in the top ten because they can carry 30 times their size that may not be the strongest bug but it is also the strongest creature to its size that can kill other animals or bugs in this case I don't think a lion can carry 30 times its weight or any other animal o this list that is a killer

If a normal ant is only so dangerous then think what a leaf cutter ant can be.One bite can last you 12 months!

They are stronger than u think.They are fast.Turn then our size(follow by the other stats)And u will see.

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