Top 50 Strongest Animals In The World (Ranked by Strength & Size) | Updated

Animal Kingdom brings under its shed all animals of the world, including insects. With so many organisms under it, we are bound to have a great deal of diversity which may range from body size to strength, from the lowest to the highest level. In today’s write-up, we have narrowed down the broad spectrum to a list of the top 50 Strongest Animals in the World/on Earth.

Now, you might ask, how are we comparing the strength exactly? And especially, how can the tiny insects match up to huge animals like Elephants?

Well, insects, though they are some of the strongest animals and occupy the largest group in the Animal kingdom, are not included in this list.

The primary criteria for our list are body size and other physical characteristics like raw muscle power and bite force. So for this list, we have taken only animals of considerable size and body mass.

What is the Strongest Animal in the World?

The answer to this is the strongest animal in the world is the Blue Whale. The Blue Whale is the largest animal in the world and can exert a tremendous force, thanks to its powerful muscles and especially the tail that propels such a massive animal forward against the water drag.

Let us look at some of the apex animals in various categories.

  • Exerts Most Absolute Force: Whales
  • Most Powerful Land Animal: Elephants
  • Strongest Primate: Gorillas
  • Strongest Bite Force: Crocodiles
  • Forceful Hunter: Tigers
  • Intense Defensive Strength: Rhinoceros
  • Fiercely Strong Feline: Jaguars
  • Unexpectedly Powerful Beast: Bovines
  • Strongest Creature in terms of strength relative to its body size: Horned Dung Beetle

Though we have not included insects in our list of strongest animals in the world, the world champions in terms of strength undoubtedly go to insects.

They are the strongest creatures in terms of strength relative to their body size. One particular species of horned dung beetle lifts nearly 1141 times its body weight. This is comparable to an adult man lifting two fully loaded trucks, each with as many as 18 wheels.

So, without further delay, let’s get along with this article.

Top 50 Strongest Animals In The World

50. Grey Wolves

Gray Wolves

Size 76 centimeters (30 inches) tall
105-160 centimeters (40-63 inches) long
Weight 40-50 kg
Strength strong bites (400 pounds of pressure per square inch), pack strength
Lifespan 14-16 years

Grey wolves rank 50th in this list of strongest animals in the world. The strength of a wolf lies in its pack and also in its fangs.

Wolves are majestic beings who are not only a close relative to man’s best friend but also hold the record for having one of the strongest bite forces in the entire animal kingdom, up to 450 psi.

Though numerically, it may not be as high as some other animals on this list, keeping in view the animal’s size compared to humongous creatures like the Polar Bear, the number is quite impressive.

49. Spotted Hyenas

Spotted Hyena


3-4 feet long
Weight 90-140 lbs
Strength immensely strong bite force (1100 PSI)
Lifespan 12 years

Spotted hyenas possess one of the strongest bite forces in the entire animal kingdom. Though numerically, the power may be less, keeping the hyenas’ size in mind, the bite force is immense.

Measuring up to 1,100 PSI, such string bite force helps to easily crush the bones of animals, thanks to its powerful jaws. This makes the Hyena one of the strongest animals in the world.

Hyenas also possess one of the most efficient digestive systems, capable of digesting almost any part of an animal’s body, be it bones, skins, or hides.

48. Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon

Size 10 feet

80-90 kg (males)
68-73 kg (females)

Strength strong muscles, highly infectious bite with a bite force of 500 to 600 PSI
Lifespan 30 years

Komodo dragons are the world’s largest lizards and are undoubtedly the deadliest too. Capable of swallowing large prey like a goat whole, Komodos smash their prey on a tree to facilitate swallowing.

However, the force is so strong that many times, it ends up in the tree falling.

The bite of a Komodo Dragon is lethal, not because it has venom or anything, but the reason the presence of 60+ bacteria strains, which immediately kills the animal, like the Water Buffalo eventually killing it in a day.

47. Cougar


Size 60-90 cm high at the shoulders, up to 8 feet long
Weight up to 100 kg (males), 65 kg (females)
Strength muscular powerful bodies, string bite force (724.6 PSI)
Lifespan 14 years

Cougars have expertly constructed killing machines that can take down an animal that is as heavy as seven times its body size. However, unless this strength is experienced, it cannot be fully understood.

Videos showing cougars attacking and preying on large animals like mule deer provide the best shreds of evidence.

46. Cassowary


Size up to 5.8 feet
Weight up to 160 lbs
Strength strong legs (can run up to 31 mph) and razor-sharp talons. 
Lifespan 40-45 years

The third largest and the second heaviest birds in the world, the Cassowaries are one of the closest relatives to the Dinosaurs. However, what brings them onto this list is not their ancestry but rather their powerful kicks.

Strong muscular legs equipped with razor-sharp talons can not only crush the ribs of an adult man with just one blow but can also disembowel him with their talons.

Despite being such powerful beings,cassowaries are mostly frugivores. The talons are sharp enough to sever an entire human arm.

45. Zebras


Size 4.10-5.25 feet at the shoulders
Weight up to 400 kg
Strength powerful kicks (with nearly 3,000 pounds of force) enough to kill a lion
Lifespan 30 years

Tuning in to Animal Planet or National Geographic, one of the most common sights is a pride of lions feeding on a Zebra. Little did we know that the Zebra also ranks among the strongest animals in the world.

A grown male African lion can be killed by a single blow to the face or the body of a male zebra when it feels threatened.

A zebra is considered to be capable of kicking with a force of close to 3,000 pounds, enough to smash the skulls of such fierce predators.

44. Ostrich


Size 4.10-5.25 feet at the shoulders
Weight 63-145 kg
Strength strong kick (2,000 pounds per square inch) enough to kill a lion
Lifespan 30-40 years

The main strength of an ostrich lies in its size and gigantic legs, which are a storehouse of raw power. When threatened, their legs become menacing weapons.

One powerful kick is enough to kill an adult human or to mortally wound an adult male lion, eventually killing it. 

Scientists have measured the kick of an ostrich which reaches as high as 2000 psi! Ostriches have a reputation for eating stones and pebbles.

43. Giraffe


Size 14 feet (females), 18 feet (males)
Weight 1500-2000 lbs (females), 3000 lbs (males)
Strength tallest creatures, kicks that can kill an adult male lion (2,000 PSI)
Lifespan 25 years

Giraffes are not only the tallest but also the most powerful beings. Giraffe legs are extremely strong, and each one culminates in a foot-long hoof that is hard and pointed.

A giraffe can kick in almost any direction and a variety of ways, and besides, its tall height is its primary defense mechanism.

The kick is not only strong enough to kill an adult male lion, but the sharp hoofs go a step further to decapitate one of the world’s deadliest predators.

Though the giraffe is such a gigantic creature, we have ranked it in the 43rd position as its center of gravity is very high, making it easy prey once it falls down.

42. Goonch Catfish

Size up to 7 feet
Weight may reach 300 lbs
Strength sharp teeth, largemouth to gulp in large prey like humans, S-Tier strength
Lifespan currently unknown

Brought to light by the popular TV show, River Monsters, the Goonch catfish rightfully deserves to be on this list.

Goonchs have robust, thick, and muscular bodies, and a tail, a swipe of which, can inflict significant damage.

A striking incident that the readers must note to estimate this fish’s immense strength is, a water buffalo, which can weigh over 1000 lbs, was brought down by one of these fish’s attacks.

Hooking one is a rod feels like hooking a raging bull in a rod, as said by some fishermen.

41. Mekong Giant Catfish

Size up to 10 feet
Weight may reach up to 450 lbs
Strength massively built muscular bodies
Lifespan 60 years

The next animal in today’s list holds the record for being the largest freshwater fish ever caught, the Mekong Giant Catfish.

Belonging to the shark-like catfish family, the Mekong Giant Catfish holds a great deal of raw strength, which is evident from the fight it puts up after getting hooked or netted.

Overfishing and habitat loss has resulted in the rapid decline of this species, and it is currently listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.

40. Arapaima gigas

Size Up to 15 feet
Weight 450 lbs
Strength highly mineralized and one of the toughest scales, also known to drown adult humans
Lifespan 20 years

The Arapaima, one of the largest freshwater fishes, are immensely strong beings who show their power when cornered or intimidated.

Their scales are also one of the toughest and are highly mineralized, which protects them from attacks without hindering movements at the same time.

In the popular TV show River Monsters, a group of four adult men finds it difficult to gain control over a juvenile Arapaima, just half of its potential size.

39. Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna

Size up to 10 feet
Weight 1,500 lbs
Strength immense muscular strength
Lifespan 50 years

Bluefin Tunas are immensely muscular and strong beings. Through a pair of tendons, this force is transferred to its tail fin, which helps in propelling their massive bodies forward. In contrast to other fish species, the tuna’s tail swings back and forth while its body remains stiff.

This contributes to the tunas’ amazing swimming velocity by decreasing friction and hence the drag and improving the effectiveness of each move. 

Bluefin Tunas are highly valued by fishermen, and their over-harvesting has resulted in a rapid decline of their wild populations; and is currently listed as Endangered by the IUCN.

38. Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin

Size may reach over 12 feet
Weight 2000 lbs
Strength Gigantic muscular bodies, sharp deadly bill, speeds of up to 60 mph
Lifespan 10 years (males)

20 years (females)

The Blue marlin ranks 37th in this list of strongest animals in the world. Apart from being one of the largest fishes, they also sit at the apex as one of the fastest.

In the world’s waters, Blue Marlin is among the top predators. The raw power, speed, and aggression of a fully developed blue marlin, not to mention the deadly bill, are unmatched by many other animals.

37. Beluga Sturgeons

Size up to 7 meters
Weight up to 1500 kg
Strength large, muscular bodies with immense brute strength
Lifespan 100 years

Beluga sturgeons hold the record for the largest sturgeon ever caught. These prehistoric creatures go around with the name “modern fossils,” as they still retain some of their ancestral features.

Beluga sturgeons are strong fleshy fishes and are popular among fishermen as game fishes due to their massive size.

Sturgeons also have a reputation for being one of the toughest fishes to catch, mainly due to their sheer size, which can easily overpower an adult human.

36. Reticulated Python

Reticulated Python

Size 10-20 feet
Weight may reach up to 250 kg
Strength Kill prey by squeezing and constricting them with 7.8 pounds of pressure per square inch (PSI)
Lifespan 10-20 years

Reticulated Pythons belong to the group of snakes that kill their prey by constriction. Among the largest snakes in the world, they house immense power.

From mice to chickens, pigs, goats, and sometimes even humans, reticulated pythons have them all in their diet. Once a python coils around its prey, it’s almost next to impossible to separate the two.

35. Green Anaconda

Green Anaconda

Size 9 feet
Weight may reach up to 250 kg
Strength Powerful constrictions to crush bones of animals like capybara with 90 pounds of pressure per square inch (PSI)
Lifespan 10 years

Green Anacondas are the heaviest snakes in the world, which also implies that they bring in huge strength and raw power. What’s fascinating about these creatures is the way they swallow large animals like deer whole.

They use their jaws to strike prey and then quickly coil around it and begin constricting with such force, almost crushing the bones for easy swallow and digest. The constriction force of a green anaconda is roughly around 90 psi, which increases with an increase in size.

34. Leopards


Size 3.4 feet (shoulder height), 4-5 feet long
Weight 80-165 lbs (males), 45-130 lbs (females)
Strength can carry a carcass three times its weight high up in a tree
Lifespan 12-17 years

Leopards possess extraordinary power and can ascend a favored tree up to 50 feet (15 meters) high while holding prey in their mouth, even if it is larger and nearly three times heavier than their bodies.

Carrying such a heavy carcass high up in a tree requires immensely strong neck muscles and jaws to hold the body, while strong claws and neck muscles help the animal to climb upwards.

33. Jaguars


Size 5.5-8 feet (males), 4-6 feet (females)
Weight 150-300 lbs (males), 110-175 lbs (females)
Strength strongest bite force of any wild cat, paw swipe force of 7,500-15,000 lbs-ft/s
Lifespan 12-15 years

When compared to their size, jaguars are the world’s strongest big cats. They have jaws that can provide the most force—up to 1,500 pounds—of any animal. This has enough strength to bite through a human skull and smash it.

Their bite is roughly 1.5 times as powerful as a tiger’s and nearly 3 times as powerful as a lion’s. Caimans and alligators, which are also apex predators, are known to be prey for jaguars.

32. Moose


Size 6.5 feet (hoof to shoulder)
Weight up to 800-1,600 lbs
Strength tall muscular bodies, sharp hooves and powerful legs
Lifespan 25 years

The Moose is the largest of all deer species. They tower over 6.5 feet, with huge antlers (only in males), which gives quite an intimidating appearance.

Moose are also quite muscular beings that have gigantic shoulder and neck muscles that almost double up in size during the rut.

31. American Bison

American Bison

Size 5.5 – 6.5 feet tall
9-12.5 feet long (males)
Weight up to 2000 lbs
Strength immense raw power, brute strength, and can run up to 40 mph
Lifespan 20 years

The American Bison are the largest mammals in their continent and are also its National Mammal. With heavy, bulky bodies and weighing around 1000-2,000 lbs, an American Bison houses immense raw power.

When charging at full speed, an adult bison can easily overturn a car or severely damage it. Bison once pushed to the brink of extinction, are now reintroduced in many pastures to revive their lost populations.

30. American Black Bears

American Black Bear

Size 250-600 lbs (males), 100-400 lbs (females)
Weight 250-600 lbs (males), 100-400 lbs (females)
Strength strong bodies, bite force of 800 psi
Lifespan 18 years

Black bears possess tremendous physical strength and are capable of using just one paw to topple 325-pound boulders. They can bite with up to 800 PSI of force.

Black bears are experts at climbing trees because of their powerful muscles, which allow them to lift their massive bodies against the force of gravity.

They are considerably more powerful than ordinary people, and many consider them to be stronger than lions in terms of raw power and bite force.

29. Belgian Draft Horses

Belgian Draft Horse

Size 1.6-1.7 meters
Weight around 900 kg
Strength A pair can pull as much as 22,000 lbs (1 ton)
Lifespan 18 years

Belgian Horses are among the largest horse breeds, with one individual, Jake, holding the record for the largest living horse. 

These massive breeds are mainly bred for pulling plows and carts and for doing other heavy-duty work, which requires immense strength and muscle power. In one event, a pair of Belgians pulled as heavy as 13,500 lbs of load.

28. Eastern Lowland Gorilla 

Eastern Lowland Gorilla

Size 5.7-6.7 feet (males), 5.2 feet (females)
Weight up to 230 kg
Strength heavily built muscular bodies, strong bite force of 1,300 psi, and can lift up to 1,800kg
Lifespan 35-50 years

The next animal on this list is the largest and strongest primate in the world, the Eastern Lowland Gorilla. They have a muscle mass of nearly 4 times that of humans, a bite force of nearly 1,300 psi, and can lift up to 1,800kg.

In a documentary, an adult male gorilla was shown dragging a fully grown man with just one arm as if it was a child’s toy. The Gorilla is undoubtedly a killer machine, but it is normally docile and follows a herbivorous diet.

27. Asiatic Lion

Asiatic Lion

Size 8.5-9 feet
Weight 352-420 lbs (males), 240-265 lbs (females)
Strength bite force of 650 psi, and a strike force of around 19,000 lbs-ft/s
Lifespan 25 years

Asiatic Lions are smaller than their African counterparts, but that does not prove them inferior in any way. Concentrated in a small national park in the Western state of Gujarat in India, Asiatic Lions have a current population of a little over 600 individuals.

They have a bite force above 600 psi and a strike force of around 19,000 lbs-ft/s, which makes them quite powerful beings.

26. African Lion

African Lion

Size 8-9 feet
Weight 330-550 lbs (males), 250-265 lbs (females)
Strength bite force of 650 psi, and a strike force of around 22,000 lbs-ft/s
Lifespan 20 years

The African Lion is the second largest of all cat species. These majestic cats can deliver a strike force of nearly 22,000 lbs-ft/sec while running at speeds of 50 miles/hour.

With a bite force of nearly 650 psi, lions can bring down large animals like the African elephant, Cape buffaloes, zebras, wildebeest, etc. Strong powerful jaws enable them to easily crush bones, and strong paws to immobilize prey.

25. Indo-Chinese Tigers

Size 8.5-9 feet long
Weight 430 lbs (males), 250 lbs (females)
Strength strong powerful bodies, strong bite force of 1,000 psi, and paw swipe force
Lifespan 20 years

The Indo-Chinese Tigers are on the subspecies of Panthera tigris and have merely 200 existing individuals in the wild. These tigers are majestic beings and hunt large animals like the boar, Sambar deer, etc., along with smaller animals like monkeys.

Along with other tiger species, they also hold a position as one of the strongest animals in the world.

24. Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Size 5.5 ft long, 3 ft high
Weight up to 720 lbs (males), up to 450 lbs (females)
Strength bite force of 975 psi and paw swipe force of 25,200 lb.-ft./s
Lifespan 20-25 years

Grizzlies are the second largest bears and are, therefore, the strongest Animals in the world. With a bite force of nearly 975 psi (greater than lions) and a paw swipe force of nearly 25,200 lb.-ft./s, Grizzly bears bring about enormous power.

With heavy bodies and running at a top speed of 40 miles per hour, a Grizzly bear can hit with 2,000 pounds of force.

23. Royal Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger

Size 2.9 meters long, 0.9-1.1 meters high
Weight 220 kg
Strength Strong bite force and paw swipe strength of 24,125 lb.-ft./s.
Lifespan up to 25 years

Bengal Tigers have the highest muscle percentage among all mammals of the world and therefore have extremely muscular bodies. Bengal tigers have a 20-foot vertical jump when they pounce to seize prey.

They will pursue their victim at a pace of 40 mph. With a paw swipe force of 24,125 lb.-ft./s, they can easily break the necks of enormous creatures like the Asiatic buffalo, Indian gaur, and the Sambar Deer.

22. Siberian Tiger

Siberian Tiger

Size 8.5-10.5 feet
Weight up to 670 pounds
Strength the strongest bite force of 1050 psi and paw strike force of 27,500 lb.-ft./s
Lifespan Up to 25 years

Siberian Tigers are the largest of all tiger species and, therefore, also the strongest. With their paws measuring 7×7 inches, they can deliver lethal blows, around 27,500 lb.-ft./s (for males).

These strong wild cats can easily drag an adult moose and can lift prey weighing over 1000 pounds. Siberian Tigers also have a bite force of nearly 1050 psi. Amur or Siberian Tigers sometimes even hunt bears.

21. American Alligator

American Alligator

Size 11.2 feet (males), 8.2 feet (female)
Weight 500 kg
Strength bite force of 2,980 psi
Lifespan 30-50 years

In the next position on this list of strongest animals in the world, we have the American Alligator. With an alarmingly strong bite force of around 2,980 psi, American Alligators have the sixth strongest bite force in the world.

Such powerful jaws help to crush open the shells of turtles, a common animal in the diet of alligators.

20. African Cape Buffalo

Cape Buffalo

Size 1-1.7 m high
1.7-3.4 meters long
Weight up to 850 kg
Strength muscular built, can lift and throw over an adult male lion, 4 times stronger than an Ox.
Lifespan up to 20 years

Cape buffaloes are the largest and also the strongest African bovines and rightfully deserve a position on this list. They are so strong that it requires almost an entire pride of lions to bring one down.

With strong neck muscles and long horns that sit on their heads like a helmet, these animals can easily throw over an adult lion, mortally wounding it. With huge, bulky bodies, they are no longer than living war tanks. They also carry the name “Black Death.”

19. Gaur

Indian Gaur

Size 1.7-2.2 meters high 2.5-3.6 meters long
Weight 1000-1500 kg (males). 700-1000 kg (females)
Strength nearly 2 times stronger than African Cape Buffalo
Lifespan up to 30 years

The Indian Gaur is the largest of all bovines or wild cattle that go around with the name “Tiger Killer.” Indian Gaurs, especially the males, are heavily built with highly muscular bodies and distinctive dorsal ridges that give an extremely powerful appearance.

They are immensely bold and aggressive creatures and often invade human societies and engage in fights with domestic cattle, killing them most of the time.

18. Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Size up to 10 feet when standing on their hind legs
Weight 1300 pounds
Strength can push over 1000 pounds of ice, one of the strongest bite-force of 1,200 psi
Lifespan 25-30 years

Polar Bears sit at the apex for having the strongest bite force of all bear species, around 1,200 psi. They are the fiercest bears in the world because of their massive size, which also contributes to how powerful their bite is.

Polar bears are among the most powerful land animals to have ever existed on the globe due to their raw force. Due to their outstanding hunting skills and absence of any natural predators, they are also known as the kings of the Arctic Circle.

17. Hippopotamus


Size 1.3-1.6 meters tall, 3-5 meters long
Weight 1300-1500 kg
Strength large, strong, heavy bodies with an immensely strong bite force of 1,800 psi
Lifespan 40-50 years

Hippopotamus holds the crown for being the third largest terrestrial land animal in the world. The hippo is thought to be very hostile, and boats have regularly been charged and attacked by them.

Hippos may readily topple small boats, inflicting harm or even death on the passengers. Their bite force amounts to nearly 1,800 psi, one of the strongest of all land animals. Their incisors and canines can reach up to 1.4-1.8 feet.

16. Black Rhino

Black Rhino

Size 5 feet high, 3.5 meters long
Weight 700-1300 kg
Strength Can exert a force of 4,300 pounds
Lifespan 40-45 years

The Black Rhinoceros is the second African Rhino species after the White Rhino and is among the largest and strongest terrestrial animals in the world.

With an immensely strong armored body, they can easily be hot with a force of nearly 4,300 pounds, which can increase when running at full speeds. Apart from this, they also have a tremendous bite force.

15. Indian One-Horned Rhino

Indian Rhino

Size 2 meters high, 3.7 meters long
Weight 1,800-2,700 kg
Strength Can exert a force of 4,600 pounds
Lifespan 45 years

The Indian One Horned Rhino is one of the largest Rhino species and is also quite endangered. As the name suggests, they have only one horn in their head, as compared to their African counterparts, which are equipped with two.

This, however, does not make them inferior in any way, as they can strike with a force of 4,600 pounds. Its teeth are one of the sharpest among all rhino species, thanks to its large incisors.

14. White Rhino

White Rhino

Size 1.8 meters in height
Weight 3.6 tons (males), 1.8 tons (females)
Strength bite force of 1000 psi, Can exert a force of 6,500 pounds
Lifespan 50 years

Southern White Rhinos are the second largest terrestrial animals in the world. They have an average hitting force of nearly 6,500 pounds which can increase several folds when at full speeds.

Apart from this, they have immensely strong jaws, and despite being herbivores, they can deliver powerful bites of nearly 1,000 psi.

Southern White Rhinos have two large horns made up of keratin and are powerful tools for defense. With armor-like tough skin, rhinos are no less than a war tank. One of the most endangered beings, the Northern White Rhino, currently has only two existing individuals.

13. Nile Crocodile

Nile Crocodile

Size up to 20 feet
Weight 1000 kg
Strength bite force of around 2000 psi
Lifespan 50-60 years

Nile crocodiles are the second largest crocodile species after the Saltwater Crocodile. They are majestic beings that possess the second strongest bite force of any land animal and can take down large animals like the Zebra, wildebeest, and even the Cape buffalo.

Their jaws are immensely strong, and using their strength, they pull these large beings underwater. Once prey falls in between this animal’s jaws, it’s almost impossible to escape from it.

12. Saltwater Crocodile

Saltwater Crocodile

Size up to 6.2 meters
Weight 1000-1300 kilograms
Strength bite force of nearly 3,700 psi
Lifespan 70 years

Next up on this list of Strongest Animals in the world, we have the Saltwater crocodile. The largest member of the crocodile family, the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), weighs around 1,000 pounds.

They possess the strongest bite of any animal in the world. One of the deadliest animals in the world, saltwater crocodiles kill between 3,000 and 5,000 people annually.

They feed on crustaceans, crabs, and fishes to large creatures like water buffaloes, boars, Sambar Deer, and on rare occasions, even the Tiger.

11. Great White Shark

Size up to 20 feet long
Weight 700-1100 kilograms
Strength can exert a massive force of 1.8 tonnes with their jaws
Lifespan 70 or more years

Great Whites are the terror of the oceans. The star of the popular American movie Jaws, Great Whites possesses the strongest jaws on the planet. In addition to being among the largest fish in the world, great white sharks have a bite force of up to 4,000 pounds per square inch (PSI).

That is twenty times more powerful than the typical human bite, ten times more powerful than the typical wolf bite, and seventeen times more powerful than the typical pit bull bite.

Their scaly, muscular bodies, fashioned like torpedoes, swiftly move through marine waters at speeds of up to 35 mph (mph). The greatest number of unprovoked attacks on humans has been recorded by great white sharks.

10. Asian Elephant

Asian Elephant

Size 2.5-3.2 meters
Weight 3-6 tons
Strength Immense brute force, trunk can lift up to 770lbs
Lifespan 60-70 years

Asian elephants are the second largest terrestrial and 10th strongest animals in the world, with only their African relative larger than them, on land.

Being enormously strong creatures, their strengths have been harnessed since time immemorial for several heavy-duty tasks, like lifting giant stones for constructions, logs, boulders, etc.

Asian elephants were also essential components of wars and were used to trample over soldiers in warfare.

9. African Bush Elephant

Asian Elephant

Size 13 feet (4 meters) in height
Weight up to 10 tons
Strength able to carry up to 9,000 kg
Lifespan 70 years

In the 9th position on this list of Strongest Animals in the world sits the African Bush Elephant. Apart from being the strongest, they are the largest living terrestrial animals. 

Their trunks, made up of nearly 150,000 muscle fibers, weighing nearly 130-140 kg, can pick up 180-200 kg at once.

African Bush Elephants play a significant role in reshaping the landscape as they can easily bring large trees to the ground by using their brute force.

8. Orca


Size 6-8 meters (males), 5-7 meters (females)
Weight 6 tons (males), 4 tons (females)
Strength up to 19000 psi of bite force
Lifespan 30 years

Orcas are undoubtedly the wolves of the sea and are also the apex predators in the oceans. They are toothed dolphins and feed on large animals like whales, seals, and dolphins.

Orcas are highly social beings, and it is their team coordination that enables them to take down large mammals like whales.

Orcas are the second fastest marine mammal, which establishes the fact that they bring about tremendous brute force, which makes them the second strongest animal in the world.

7. Whale Shark

Whale Shark

Size Up to 21 meters
Weight 60 tons
Strength Enormously strong tails to propel them forward
Lifespan 80-130 years

Whale Sharks are not only the 7th strongest animals in the world but are also the largest fishes. The strongest part of their body is undoubtedly their tails, which helps this enormous animal to propel forward.

Whale Sharks have high regenerative abilities and can heal major surface injuries by up to 60% in less than a month.

6. Humpback Whales

Humpback Whale

Size Up to 17 meters (56 feet)
Weight 40 tons
Strength can easily flip over and destroy large tour boats
Lifespan 50 years

The sixth strongest animal in this list is the whale most common among whale watchers, the Humpback Whales. Since humpback whales are typically peaceful and non-aggressive creatures, it is quite rare that they will hurt a person.

However, they are enormous, curious, and occasionally approach vessels. Extensive hunting dropped their populations to as low as 450 individuals. However, the ban on humpback whaling and conservation efforts have helped to revive their population.

5. Sperm Whales

Size 16 meters
Weight 41 tons (males), 14 tons (females)
Strength Largest-toothed predator; feeds on Giant and Colossal Squids (over 13 meters)
Lifespan 70-75 years

Sperm Whales are the largest predator in the world with teeth and also the animal with the largest brain. 

They quite resemble submarines, and feed mainly on squids, even the colossal and giant squids, and sometimes also on deep sea creatures like megamouth sharks.

Sperm Whales are highly social beings and can deliver lethal blows with their tails to predators when threatened.

4. Gray Whales

Grey Whale

Size 50 feet
Weight 41 tons
Strength known as “Devil Fish” as they become aggressive and violently fight back
Lifespan 55-70 years

Gray Whales are the seventh largest whales in the world and also the 4th animal in this list of Strongest Animals in the World.

With approximately 16,000 extant individuals, the Grey Whales are another endangered whale species, thanks to indiscriminate whaling activities. Grey Whales are baleen whales and undergo the longest migration of any mammal in the world.

3. Right Whales

Right Whale

Size 13-17 meters (43-56 feet)
Weight 100 tons
Strength can be called the Tank of the Sea
Lifespan approximately 70 years

Right Whales are highly stocky beings and heavily bodied. They are quite docile beings and swim quite slowly. With three extant species, Right Whales are also one of the most critically endangered whales.

Owing to its large size and docile nature, Right Whales were a popular choice among whalers, thereby giving it the title “right,” as in the perfect whale to hunt.

2. Fin Whale

Size 75-80 feet
Weight Up to 75 tons
Strength can pull its enormous body at speeds of 35 km/h
Lifespan 50-60 years

Bearing the nickname “Greyhound of the Sea,” Fin Whales are the second largest animals in the world, the sole competitor of the Blue Whale. 

Fin Whales are enormously strong beings, which can be established from the fact that they can swim at speeds of 35 km/h, which can rise to 45 km/h.

To pull such a giant body at such speeds undoubtedly makes the Fin Whale the second strongest among strongest animals in the world.

1. Blue Whale

Blue Whale

Size 70-80 feet
Weight 150 tons
Strength can pull about 30 tons and can lift around 6300 kg
Lifespan 90 years

Without the Blue Whale, the list of Top 50 Strongest Animals in the World would be lacking. The Blue Whale is the world’s largest and also strongest animal in the world.

The tremendous muscle strength required to propel this large animal through the waters makes this animal the strongest in the world. Even simple activities like opening its mouth or moving its tail to propel forward are enormously power-consuming.

Here, we conclude this article on the 50 Strongest Animals in the world. Hope you have enjoyed it. Stay tuned for many such interesting articles only on this website. Until then, goodbye.

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