Top 10 Strongest Land Animals

This is the list to see which animals are the strongest.
The Top Ten
1 Tiger The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

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.

Their brute strength, sharp teeth and claws together are capable of destroying a majority of animals. Although in a 1v1 situation against a rhino, they will indeed get destroyed if put in an enclosed space, if they were to fight in a different location (much wider one) it will use its intelligence to their advantage, like tiring the rhino or attacking it from the behind (which is a probable scenario, predators have used this tactic against physically stronger or more daunting animals). This also adds to their increased intelligence. Furthermore, please stop stating that crocodiles will absolutely destroy them, for crocodiles only are at their prime underwater and tigers have more stealth on land. The tigers will toy with the crocs due to their increase in height on land even if crocodiles have an increased mobility above. Pure bite strength doesn't define an animal's strength.

Some people name elephant as the strongest land animal, however, I should disagree because the term "the strongest" does not only mean the highest physical strength. By the strongest, it usually mean adequate combination of both physics and killer instincts. Yeah, you heard it right. When it comes to killer instinct and its solo hunting capability, no animal in this world is even close to tigers. (Especially Siberian/Korean tigers)

That's why I cannot agree with guys who wants Elephant or Gorilla on the top of this list. Heck, even leopards (who are much weaker and slower than tigers) prey on gorillas in the forest.

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

2 Elephant Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Two species are traditionally recognized, the African elephant and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species.

Why on earth is the tiger the number 1. An elephant would yeet a tiger 50+ plus feet in the air and I don't see a tiger knocking down trees or destroying safari vehicles. Elephants are certainly the strongest land animal.

Nothing can really kill them well, except for humans and lions that are really hungry, hungry lions has a small chance of killing a elephant but I think humans are more of a big problem (as you know, we can send species to extinction). Lions don't mainly pray for elephants as they are big and can trample over you, to make it scarier, they are even more intelligent, just don't get fooled by the cuteness of the elephant or underestimate its power for being a herbivore, it's known to destroy cars and start a rampage killing humans in a village.

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

3 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.

I'm tired of people saying tigers are stronger! Lions are the one training till they die. Tigers are strong but do they train intense as lions? No! I also want to mention they have more muscle. You guys are just saying tigers are the strongest due to them looking cool or that they are bigger!

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.

NO NO NO! Do research. Lions may fight other lions only about 10 times in their lives, but tigers fight regularly. And who said lions have stronger paw swipe? It is the tiger again who wins here.
And tigers are stronger than lions.
Tiger=72.6% muscle, 7.7% body fat.
Lion=58.8% muscle and 13.7% body fat.
Muscles= more mass+ more strength.

Lions are majestic in their own way. Their mane scares crap out of almost any animal. Their roar is more robust than a tiger's, which can be heard 5 miles away.
But compared to tigers, lions are actually nothing.

It is a total misconception that lions are fighters and tigers are hunters.
Tigers hunt AND fight more than lions.
Lions mostly sleep.

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.

4 Gorilla Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

The Gorilla should be leading not tiger. First off, they work together in colines very well and help eaach other, making huge amounts of them. Secondly, they are 10x stronger and smarter than humans, making hunting a peice of cake for them, making bioligest want to find out way more and even if you are hunting with a gun your screwed. finally, they are like China and usa, they could be the dominat speices some day and dominant the earth which we are usa and they're China, they will catch up. They could kill us all if they desired to, but no, they just want to live life

A gorilla is the strongest lanfd animal because of its strong arms strategic movement and briiliant nature. This animal has the ability to crush an human skull and feel no pain it can even bend a 4-inch metal without stress. This animal can kill a lion, tiger etc with just a punch.

A gorilla has the ability to bend a 4-inch metal which is what most animal can't do, their arm can smash an human skull and still feel no pain they should e recorded has one of the strongest animal in the world.

5 Rhino A rhinoceros, often abbreviated to rhino, is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species.

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.

Now just a minute.

A rhino cannot fight of 15 lions. That's too much.
Bengal tigers have taken down adult rhinos all alone.

Though African rhinos may be larger, you talking about FIFTEEN lions, that's too much for a rhino.

I don't consider rhinos very strong but they are I don't consider because when they and miss that will be a big mistake and a score for the attacker. Now you know!

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

6 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.

While their jaw strength aren't as strong as crocodiles, it's still strong enough to break a crocodile in half (over 1800 pounds per square inch).
They have tusks that are around 3 inches in length. They can also run about 20 mph and use their heavy weight (over 6000 lbs) and speed to ram into things at ridiculous force. They can't swim, but they can walk underwater at around 5 mph, which is fast for an animal that weighs more than 6000 pounds. They can open their enormous jaws wide enough for a small child to stand in. Imagine how large of a chunk a hippo can take a bite out of an animal. They're really aggressive so you can easily anger them to the point where they'll start chasing you away from them. They're also super robust (withstanding to attacks) because of their huge bodies. A crocodile's bite be strong, but there ain't no way it can cause quick fatal damage by biting on a hippo's body, especially when crocodiles can't even open their jaws that insanely wide to begin with. ...more

Can beat rhinos lions killed tiger no problem crocodile snap, gorilla squish this guy should take at least silver.

Think about it, they can clearly eat the full body of the crocodile and other smaller creatures!

The hippo I an overkill monster people.

7 Crocodile Crocodiles or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

Crocodiles has the most powerful bite in the animal kingdom, by exceeding over 3,500 psi. Alway's remember, don't get bitten by these things, even once, the teeth of the crocodile are designed to gripped. If you get bit'd by this, you can almost never escape, you will be drag in to the water and they will spin around in circles underwater, known as the famous dead roll, it will keep on ripping your flesh until you bleed to death. If you escaped and survive, you must be lucky. They can be big too, can grow over 22 feet and 4,400 pounds. Don't underestimate their speed for their short legs, they can actually run up to 17 kph (10.5.63 mph), as fast as a human can run. At least it was only for short burst. There are three main movements of the crocodile, the belly crawl, high walk, and gallop. They can kill a great white shark too! Don't go in the water before checking.

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

HAh if that guy who voted for an elephant only knew that it can lift 500 pounds and a crocs skin can withstand elephant tusks. Their anscestors had the strongest bite of all time now they do they are truly the most powerful land mammal that humans will know about.

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

8 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.

The Polar Bear should the first on this list! It can swim for a long time without stopping or taking breaks, and they can run fast, they have a lot of muscle power, jaw strength, and bite force. In my opinion this animal is the strongest land animal

Polar bear weights 350-700kg of pure muscles.

The brown bear, which can kill siberian tiger (the largest tiger, ~300kg) with 25% chances, weights in average 390kg. The Russian records say that in a fight between a tiger and a brown bear, the bear kills tiger in 25% cases, the tiger kills bear in 50% cases (often taking the advantage of bear's hibernation, and unexpected attack), in the remaining cases both animals survive.

As for the tigers and lions -- tigers ARE stronger (compare the weight!), but lions mane disallows them to reach the throat easily, and tigers are less determined, have lower durability to complete the fight.

Polar Bear cannot eat a tiger for breakfast.

Tiger has agility, muscle mass, fighting tactics rivaled by none, powerful canines and fearsome claws.

Polar bear has only body mass which is used in their hits.

These bears can maw and real show what things are about, even the camera gets eaten clean off their photographic image. Real nice but in serious lot of power in a bear.

9 Kodiak Bear The Kodiak bear, also known as the Kodiak brown bear, sometimes the Alaskan brown bear, inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago in southwest Alaska.

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.

Funny how The Kodiak bear is below lions, gorrilas, crocodials, tigers, hippos, and even a beetle. The Kodiak bear can reach up to 1200lbs+, can run up to 40 mph, and have the strongest claw swipe out of any known animal. Back in the late 1800's-early 1900's they had animal fights in which it was bear vs lion and bear vs bull, both of which the bear killed quickly in one swipe, may I also note these were average brown bears and not their tougher, stronger, and faster relatives the kodiak bear. Anything but a Elephant or a Rhino can be killed by this bear, and the hippo being about a tie as shear weight atvantage. May also note that Tigers only kill younger and hibernating bears, and use stealth to catch them offguard, because the tiger knows not to fight an adult head on, as he would surely die. These are all facts so go ahead and bow down to the real king, natures version of a tank.

Kodiak bears have one of the biggest bite force on this list even more than the tiger. 1 pawswipe from the Kodiak beat can decapitate a moose or human's head. They can rarely weigh up to 1800 pounds. These beast are more deadly than lions. They run up to 40 mph. Don't test their strenght. You can die easily.

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

10 Grizzly Bear The grizzly bear less commonly called the silvertip bear, is any North American morphological form or subspecies of brown 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!

Grizzly Bear is 40.7% diet of Siberian Tiger. DO RESEARCH.
I agree they are powerful and you'd of course never want to meet them, but Siberian Tiger is a greater beast.
The tiger is a 72.6% muscle mass guy with fearsome teeth and claws armed with immense strength and reflexes.

The Contenders
11 Rhinoceros Beetle

Sorry guys. Rhinoceros beetle is stronger than what you think. Not 100, but can lift 850 times their own weight.
However, dung beetle is stronger, because it can lift 1141 times its own weight.
Equivalent to a 70 kg person pulling six double-decker buses full of people.

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.

In the bug world, this animal should be #1, but it can be crushed against a human alone. Think it through, this beetle stands no chance against the other animals on here.

Sorry guys. Its dung beetle that is stronger. It can lift 1141 times their body weight.
I can't see a 70 kilo person pulling 6 double-decker buses full of people.

12 Alligator An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The two living species are the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. Additionally, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains.
13 Black 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!

Panda would totally crush them.

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

Jaguars are the 3rd most strongest big cat on earth. Beleve it or not jaguars are stronger than leopards, and people just say that leopards are stronger because they are mare well known and the name.

Jaguars are actually really amazing they can swim, climb and run really fast. They are cute too.
Note: not as fast as a cheetah!

When I saw this jaguar first I don't think so it's a dangerous animal.. Going forward am started noticing the way how its catching other animal.. Maginificant

Jaguar would actually come second strongest, after the tiger. (I'm talking about big cats).
Jaguar is actually stronger than lion, but lions got those terrific manes and 3x mass.

And tiger really got mass+muscles.
But Jaguar got MUCH GREATER BITE FORCE! (Largest of all big cats).

15 Snake Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. About 600 species are venomous, some of which can be fatal to humans if no medical help is sought.

The green anaconda is one of the strongest if not the strongest animal on a Earth. I mean with just its body, it constricts things to death! Overall, Constricting snakes are the best

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

Snakes rule! Its venom can hurt you but it depends on the snake.

Venom is their specialty.Looks small but can even kill 20 king kongs with one bite! Don't go near them or you will never get back home again!

16 Ox

People are thinking attacking animals and not strength. Ox is hands down the strongest. Maybe not a fighter, but makes a good case for the strongest

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

17 Human Humans are not exactly wild animals, but they are not domesticated either. Humans are proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white.

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.

Apart from intelligence, humans are team-oriented and are humble enough to accept that there are 18 species better than them. Humans can be stupid with all the intelligence they possess if not using it correctly, but humans have repeatedly shown remarkable achievements over the course of history. Hence, I vote for "human," even with all of his evil flaws.

Due to our lazy lifestyle, we have become frail masses of joke, compared to big cats and bears etc.
Gone are the days when humans could beat horses in marathons.
Gone are the days when humans could fight 5000 warriors simultaneously.
Well in India, there were rare warriors that could fight 720,000 warriors simultaneously! And check Google, I haven't increased a 0.

Neanderthal Man was incredibly strong on average, and creative too, since they are human beings. Imagine being almost as strong as a chimp, with so much muscle mass the bones BEND.

Not to mention that Modern Man has good stamina, and hyper-creativity, and both groups survived in some of the roughest environments with sticks, stones/bones, and animal hide.

18 Moose

They can destroy a car.

19 Leafcutter Ant

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

20 Anaconda Anacondas are group of large snakes of the genus Eunectes. They are large snakes found in tropical South America.

We are farmers...

21 Snow Leopard The snow leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. The name "Snow Leopard" is due to its white fur, and the black spots dotted over it.
22 Cheetah The cheetah, also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. The cheetah is the fastest land animal, able to run up to 75 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds

Now wait a minute.
You can praise the Cheetah for speed, but strength? Nope.
Animal experts doubt that a cheetah could even fight a wolf, while the strongest big cat, that is the tiger is too powerful even for 4 wolves.
Just because you vote here doesn't mean that you fill in crap.

But yes, cheetahs are super speedy. No problem in outrunning ostriches. They top at 115 kmph. Betcha your bikes don't reach that much.

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.

Big stupids who claim that cheetahs are strongest.
A Cheetah couldn't stand a chance against a wolf.
The strongest big cat.I.e tiger is too powerful even for 4 to 5 wolves.

But yes, cheetahs regularly outrun ostriches. Tigers do so, but it is far too rare.

If the heroes on their motorbikes think they are kings of speed, just ask them to try and outrun a cheetah.
It'll be fun seeing their heads hung in shame.

23 Wolf Often in/from packs, Wolves are carnivorous Canines that come in various colours and breeds, and have evolved to Dogs. Some breeds of Wolves are, like Dogs, domesticated, to become a Working Dog.

They are very cunning and adaptive. They are also ambush predators and can learn signs from humans that particular one is dangerous.

Are you kidding me? A wolf is NOT in the top ten. A fox in the top ten!? This should be number one, It runs super fast, and has a huge BFQ (Bite force quotient). Ths animal RULES.

I think Wolf is a strong because they have grops and they are together and group is the power they can kill animals together.Thank you for giving me to say anything and also HUH, HUH?!

The Wolves have Jay Baldonado (aka SLBHwolf46), the greatest hockey player of all time. They can easily beat the Wildcats, Grizzlies, Vultures, or Vipers.

24 Leopard The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various more.

You are not right leopard are stronger than many animals you vote for

Leopards could haul a 2000 pound bull eland that's more than a average cow maybe

25 Buffalo

Even bear cannot escape from its charging. But cheetahs and tigers can.

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