Top Ten Land Animals with the Greatest Bite Force

This is a list of the strongest bite forces in the animal kingdom, but it is LAND creatures only.
This list is a non-votable list and the content of the list reflects the opinion of its author.

The Top Ten Land Animals with the Greatest Bite Force

1 Nile Crocodile

The Nile Crocodile may be smaller than it's saltwater cousin, but that makes it no less dangerous. And it packs an even stronger bite, capable of dishing out 5000 psi. The Nile Crocodile normally grows to lengths between 12 and 16 feet (3.5-4.8 meters) but some monsters have been reported to grow up to 22 (6.7 meters) feet in length. The largest measured Nile Crocodile measured 18.5 feet (5.6 meters) in length. The species can be found in areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.

2 Saltwater Crocodile The saltwater crocodile, also known as the estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile, sea crocodile or informally as saltie, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest riparian predator in the world.

Another crocodile on the list, although the Saltwater Crocodile has a slightly weaker bite, it's nothing to laugh at, and the animal more than makes up for it with its size. It is capable of delivering a bite with a force of 3700 psi. The Saltwater Crocodile, also known as the Estuarine Crocodile, normally reach sizes of 18-20 feet in length (5.5- 6.1 meters), but some have been known to reach a length of 23 feet (7 meters). They normally weigh between 2200 and 2800 lbs (998- 1270 kg.).

3 Jaguar The jaguar is a wild cat species and the only extant member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas.

This big cat may be the third largest cat, after the Tiger and the Lion, but it's bite is much, much stronger. It can deliver a bone shattering chomp capable of dishing out 3000 psi. Jaguars normally grow to a length between 4-7 feet (1.2- 2 meters).

4 Hippopotamus The common hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus.
5 Gorilla Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Gorilla is actually shy and non aggressive, contrary to what most people believe. Still you would not want to be on the receiving end of a bite from an angry Gorilla delivering 1300 psi.

6 Polar Bear The polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.

A Polar Bear is capable of dishing out a bite of 1270 psi. Not only that, but it is one of the the largest land carnivores, growing from 7.5- 11 feet (2.3- 3.3 meters) in length.

7 Brown Bear

Brown Bears have a bite force of up to 1200 psi and can grow up to 9.5 feet in length. They can weigh anywhere up to 850- 1150 lbs (385-521 kg.).

8 Hyena Hyenas or hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia.

Hyena's have gotten a bad rep in the Animal Kingdom, as predators who steal food from lions. However, they actually do acquire most of their food on their own, and have a bite force of 1100 psi to help them do it.

9 Siberian Tiger The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger population inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small population in southwest Primorye Province in the Russian Far East.

The Siberian Tiger is the largest of the Big Cats, capable of producing a bite force of 1000- 1050 psi. They grow to a length of 8- 12 feet (2.4- 3.6 meters) in length and can weigh up to 620 lbs (281 kg.).

10 Lion The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.

Lions are capable of producing a bite of 970 psi. They grow to a length of 7-9.5 feet (2.1- 2.9 meters) and can weigh up to 550 lbs (250 kg.).