POWERFUL BITES YOU WANT TO AVOID
Added on: 19th Dec 2015
KILLER WHALE, PSI: 19,000 ~ UNKNOWN
So far it has been impossible to measure the bite force of a killer whale
with accuracy. However, based on captive killer whale incidents it’s
estimated that their bite force could exceed 19,000 PSI. Since this is
mere speculation, the killer whale has to have a special mention.
PIRANHA, PSI: UNKNOWN
In boxing terms the black piranha would be the absolute “pound for pound”
king of the animal kingdom when it comes to bite force. The piranha is
able to exert a force of up to thirty times its body weight, a feat that is
unheard of in the animal kingdom. However, its exact bite force hasn’t
LEOPARD, PSI: 300–310
The leopard is one of the five “big cats” in the genus Panthera and can
be found in many parts of the world such as certain areas of Sub-Saharan
Africa, West Asia, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and
even Siberia. Known for its great athleticism and speed the leopards’ bite
is something you definitely want to avoid.
TIGER SHARK, PSI: 325
This sea beast might be one of the most deadly predators of the oceans
and definitely looks very intimidating but its psi bite force is only 325.
AFRICAN WILD DOG, PSI: 340
The African wild dog is a canid native to Sub-Saharan Africa and is
considered the largest of its family in Africa. Don’t let it’s cute
appearance deceive you, in terms of bite force, it competes with
COUGAR, PSI: 350
The cougar, also known as the puma, is considered to be the greatest
of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere and
one of the fastest land animals, period. They don’t have the most
powerful bite force but with extremely muscular jaws and long canine
teeth which are adapted for cutting meat, tendon, and sinews;
you really don’t need that much bite force.
GREY WOLF, PSI: 406
The grey wolf is one of the world’s best known and well researched
animals with probably one of the most paradoxical relationships
with humans. The wolf is a formidable hunter, normally hunting in
packs to tackle animals much larger than itself. It also sports
a respectable bite force of 406 PSI.
MASTIFF, PSI: 556
The Mastiff has the highest bite force among domesticated dogs.
Not the Rottweiler, American pit bull, or the German shepherd.
GREAT WHITE SHARK, PSI: 669
Even though sharks in general are supposed to have the strongest bite
among fish, surprisingly the great white’s PSI isn’t all that great. This,
however, could be attributed to the fact that great whites don’t necessarily
need a strong bite force, because much of the damage they do is
inflicted by their teeth.