The shark bite researchers estimated the megashark's bite to be an "extraordinary" 108,514-182,201N. There's a good number of dogs stronger than a Hyena, but the Hyena will win everytime. An I don't if it's just kids comments I read about Spotted hyenas that completely over-rate them. There is not a better fighting K9 in the world. For this reason, the giant prehistoric ancestors of our crocs, sharks and whales are estimated to have had the biggest bites of all time. Hyenas, lions, and tigers generate around 1,000 psi (4,450 newtons). What is the bite force of a great white shark? Measuring the bite of a predator like a great white shark might sound like a guaranteed trip to Davy Jones's Locker. To really deliver a powerful bite, an animal needs a big mouth, lots of strong teeth, and powerful muscles. It is believed to be the bite of a Nile crocodile is as high as … Adult crocodilians bite harder than juveniles [partly] because they are absolutely bigger in size, but also because their muscles are relatively larger.". That is feeble compared to the great white shark, even when you factor in the size difference. Spotted Hyenas kill prey and hunt in packs. For instance, the common garden snail has thousands of teeth on its tongue-like radula. But it may not be the strongest of all. A Pittbull has 250 pounds of bite pressure per square inch and a wild Wolf has 1500. The largest dogs in the world, mastiffs can tip the scales at over 200 pounds—and these canines have bites to match, wielding a force of 500 pounds per square inch. The most powerful bite recorded from a living animal belongs to the saltwater crocodile, according to a 2012 study by Gregory Erickson of Florida State University in Tallahassee and colleagues. Fortunately, most mastiffs have gentle dispositions; you can blame their large sizes and ferocious jaws on ancient human civilizations, which bred this dog for combat and "entertainment" (such as fighting mountain lions in arenas, the equivalent of Monday night football 2,000 years ago). Speed But according to some sources, you'll emit your dying shriek a little bit louder if you're attacked by a jaguar: this compact, muscular cat can bite with a force of 1,500 pounds per square inch, enough to crush the skull of its unfortunate prey and penetrate all the way to its brain. Well, scale that down by an order of magnitude, and you have the modern African gorilla, massive enough to fight off three or four NFL defensive linemen, and equipped with a sufficiently strong bite to mash the toughest fruits, nuts, and tubers to gooey paste. Hyenas have much stronger bite force, are probably faster, weigh more (females can reach 141lbs, males normally over 100lbs but less than 120lbs), etc. For the largest sharks, the maximum bite force prediction was 18,216 Newtons. If you're about to be eaten by a big cat, it will probably make little difference to you whether it's a lion, a tiger, a puma, or a jaguar. Imagine a great cavernous mouth, edged by hundreds of razor-sharp teeth. The crocodile's bite was slightly weaker than that of the great white shark – but the shark's bite was only simulated. In contrast to a human’s 162 pounds per square inch bite force, these two animals are champion choppers. Pit bull has enormous jaw strength. It may have grown to almost 66ft (20m) long, nearly 3.5 times the length of the biggest great white sharks. Instead it has plates of baleen, a net-like structure with which it filters food from enormous gulps of sea water. All big bears (including grizzly bears and brown bears) have roughly comparable bites, but the winner by a nose—or, we should say, by a back molar—is the polar bear, which chomps down on its prey with a force of about 1,200 pounds per square inch, or more than four times the power of your average Inuit. It was a whopper: its head alone was 9ft 10in (3m) long. But with a jaw made of flexible cartilage rather than solid bone, is it the most powerful bite? Plenty of animals have big mouths filled with sharp teeth, but only one had a bite this powerful. They have around 50 conical teeth, which they use to rip apart prey – from seals to grey whale calves. Yes, that’s 1500. Still, by observing animals in the wild, and performing computer simulations, it's possible to arrive at a more-or-less accurate number for a given species' bite force, expressed in pounds per square inch (PSI). In 2012, a team of researchers in England simulated the skull and musculature of T. Rex, using modern birds and crocodiles as reference points. As incomprehensibly huge as this number is, it makes perfect sense since Megalodon's hunting style was first to methodically shear off the fins and limbs of its prey, then deliver a killing blow to the unfortunate animal's underside. The biting force of a pitbull is nothing compared to that of a hyena's. your looking at a top bite force of 775 to 875 lbs. According to Olivier Lambert of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, the best contender is not a whale – but it does prey on whales. The shark bite researchers estimated the megashark's bite to be an "extraordinary" 108,514-182,201N . One bite out of a hyena produces about 1000 pounds of force (it bites through the bone), a pitbull is about what...200? A lot of tests of bite force have been conducted from the safety of a desk. There are mastiffs out there that bite with the same force as hyenas do. Kangals are guard dogs originating from … Some of the bigger breeds mentioned, … What can you say about a 50-foot-long, 50-ton prehistoric shark that preyed on equally sized prehistoric whales like Leviathan? So far, nobody has applied the finite element analysis technique used to model C. megalodon's bite force to L. melvillei.As a result, we cannot compare their estimated bite forces. "Their jaw-closing muscles show positive allometry," says Porro. The pit bull actually registered the least amount pressure among the group, despite rumors that bully breeds can clamp down with an alarming 1600 pounds of force. That is enough to crush a small car. That's how Homer Simpson tries to reassure Bart and Lisa during their safari to Africa, way back in the wilds of season 12. Hyenas have much stronger bite force, are probably faster, weigh more (females can reach 141lbs, males normally over 100lbs but less than 120lbs), etc. Hippos may seem like gentle, whimsical animals, but any naturalist will tell you they're every bit as dangerous as lions or wolves: not only can a hippopotamus open its mouth at a 180 degree angle, but it can bite an unwary tourist completely in half with a ferocious force of 2,000 pounds per square inch. That said, piranhas are not what they were. Very powerful bites can be reasonably expected for this animal. Bob Strauss is a science writer and the author of several books, including "The Big Book of What, How and Why" and "A Field Guide to the Dinosaurs of North America. If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter called "If You Only Read 6 Things This Week". Named for the author of the ultimate whale tale, this huge whale lived in some of the same places as the mega-shark, and hunted the same prey. The American Pit Bull diverges in appearance from the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, having fewer bulldog traits in the face and body. They don't have a bite force that's particularly impressive for their size. I'm pretty sure a bite from a hyena could crush a pit's skull. Tyrannosaurus Rex has been extinct for 65 million years, but its reputation lives on. There are dogs 1 on 1, that will grab hyena and literally destroy it. People need to realize that pitbulls aren't as dangerous as idiots think they are. The first thing to understand is that not every animal with teeth can bite. As you peruse the following images, bear in mind that the PSI of an adult human male is about 250—an order of magnitude less than most of the animals spotlighted here. A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Earth, Culture, Capital, Travel and Autos, delivered to your inbox every Friday. However, "it would definitely [be] worth trying," says Lambert. Such terrifying jaws are familiar from monster movies, from Jaws to Godzilla. American Pit Bull Terrier The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) is a medium-sized, solidly built, short haired dog whose early ancestors came from England and Ireland. I have heard some pit bulls have naturally secreted pain killer and/or brain circuitry that serves to deaden or preclude pain. "If you look at a photograph of a large croc, these are the big fleshy jowls hanging near the back corner of their mouths.". Around 9 million years ago, South America was home to giant piranhas. Around 9 million years ago, South America was home to giant piranhas called Megapiranha paranensisthat were up to 3ft (1m) long. Humans in fight or flight mode can continue fighting with a broken bone. And, i have no direct evidence of hyenas crushing elephant thigh bones, other than second hand sources, but i`ve seen hyenas feeding on elephants, and they do eat the bones of their victims. Oddly enough, though, the muscles the saltwater crocodile uses to open its jaws are very weak; its snout can be wired shut (by an expert, of course) with just a few rolls of duct tape. Remember that scene in Peter Jackson's "King Kong" where our hero casually rips off a giant tree branch and eats it like a piece of beef jerky? A leopard, though bulkier and stockier than their counterparts, has a bite force of between 300 to 310 pounds per square inch while that of a cheetah is a significant 475 pounds per square inch. That says it all really. The study also included a simulated bite sleeve test with a German shepherd, a Rottweiler and an American pit bull terrier. If compared, while humans make use of an average bite force that ranges from 120-140 PSI, the Nike crocodile's bite force is 5,000 PSI. Bite force quotient (BFQ) is the regression of the quotient of an animal’s bite force in newtons divided by its body mass in kilograms. To find out, someone had to measure the force it exerts. And while a 2008 computer model estimated that a 21-foot (6.5-meter) great white shark would produce nearly 4,000 psi (17,790 newtons) of bite force, that figure hasn’t been directly measured. At the same time that C. megalodon prowled the seas, there was also a sperm whale called Livyatan melvillei. "The largest living [animal] using its teeth for catching its prey and tearing pieces off it is the killer whale," he says. Clearly, Deinosuchus would have been an equal match for Tyrannosaurus Rex in snout-to-snout combat, the WWE belt going to whichever reptile delivered the first bite. Pit bull has only teeth. The piranha researchers estimated that they had a bite force of 1,240-4,749N, and teeth that could crush bones. It is not the teeth or long jaws of crocodiles that give them a big bite, but the ferocious snap, according to Laura Porro of the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. Since Megalodon was, for all intents and purposes, a vastly scaled-up great white shark, it makes sense to extrapolate from the bite force of a great white (estimated at about 4,000 pounds per square inch) to arrive at a truly terrifying PSI of 40,000. It only has teeth on its lower jaw and tends to swallow its squid diet whole. The average saltwater crocodile (see #7 on this list) measures about 15 feet long and weighs a little less than a ton. Still, nothing beats measuring the bite of an animal in the flesh. "Just because an animal could hypothetically generate a particular force doesn't mean that it did. That means it could be a case of many mouths make light work, and their individual bites might not be especially powerful. Powerful muscles work to rip flesh, crush bone and close the maw with terrific speed. German Shepherds came in second with a 238 measured bite force, and the American Pit Bull Terrier came in third with 235 pounds of pressure. A single paw strike could prove fatal for the pitbull. Not only that, unlike modern sperm whales it had functional teeth in both jaws. The team compared 23 crocodilian species, by persuading the reptiles to bite a metal sandwich on a pole. Also, hyenas don't instantly break bones with their bite, it would have to chew for a while. The largest saltwater crocodiles delivered a crushing 16,414N, more than 3.5 times that of the previous record-holder, the spotted hyena. Those teeth may be the largest of any animal: they were 14in (36cm) each. Similarly, the blue whale may be the biggest animal alive, but it does not have the biggest bite. But either way, human wins. This helps explain why the biggest crocodiles have such strong bites. I don't know if this is true. But back in the real world, which animal has the worst bite of them all? It is not just a matter of having a big mouth. This may seem like overkill, considering that a rampaging polar bear can render its prey unconscious with a single swipe of its well-muscled paw, but it makes sense given that many animals in Arctic habitats are swathed in thick coats of fur, feathers, and blubber. There could be crocodiles out there with even stronger bites, "We think their high bite force is largely due to enormous jaw-closing muscles, particularly a muscle called the pterygoideus," says Porro. Strength and bite force. Well, the bite force of the average dog is placed around 230-250 PSI even though some of these dogs have more strength. Of course, the possibility exists that other tyrannosaurs, such as Albertosaurus, had equally formidable bites — and no one has yet performed simulations of the two largest meat-eating dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era, Spinosaurus, and Giganotosaurus. There is a reason people show up to dog fights with bully breeds and not wolf hybrids. 10 pitbulls have nowhere near the bite force of an adult male lion. Oddities like these mean it is no simple task to find the biggest bite on Earth. The largest living [animal] using its teeth for catching its prey and tearing pieces off it is the killer whale. Previous techniques for simulating bite force had considered the jaw as a two-dimensional lever, but Wroe used a method that went much further. The whopping shark known as Carcharodon megalodon went extinct 2.6 million years ago. Even if the Hyena does manage to break a bone, the man can still get a grip around the Hyenas neck with his free arm and choke it to death. The most powerful bite recorded from a living animal belongs to the saltwater crocodile. But it uses them to scrape, not gnash, so it cannot be said to bite. This "bite force transducer" measured how much pressure was applied across a pair of plates by the upper and lower jaw. The jaguar`s bite force was never measured. They kill lions in the wild. A hyena's neck is solid muscle with thick skin, they are notoriously brutal with each other. Logically enough, spotted hyenas can count among their ancestors the "bone-crushing dogs" of the later Cenozoic Era, such as Borophagus, relentless predators that could crush the skull of an Indricotherium as easily as a prehistoric grape—and evolutionarily speaking, spotted hyenas are not all that far removed from the mastiffs discussed previously. For now, that is the strongest bite that has been formally estimated. "3D finite element analysis has revolutionised predictions and analyses of bite force," says Wroe. "Don't worry, being eaten by a crocodile is just like going to sleep—in a blender!" It is a member of the molosser breed group. If a pit bull with that sort of high pain threshold got a cheetah by the throat I think it could kill the cat. 228 lbs higher than the rottweiler, around 330 lbs higher than the pitbull, and a 152 lbs higher than the wolf. The shark bite researchers estimated the megashark's bite to be an "extraordinary" 108,514-182,201N. Computers don't lie: T. Rex was shown to have a bite force of over 10,000 pounds per square inch, enough to bite through the head and frill of an adult Triceratops or even (just possibly) penetrate the armor of a full-grown Ankylosaurus. Human wins. I'm pretty sure that the top hyena in the planet is going to wreck Hulk. These dogs bite with force that exceeds 600 lbs per square inch. There are no living Deinosuchus specimens to hook up to measuring equipment, but extrapolating from the saltwater crocodile — and examining the shape and orientation of this prehistoric crocodile's skull — paleontologists have arrived at a bite force of a whopping 20,000 pounds per square inch. So, between (for example) the dog breeds of the Pitbull, German Shepherd and Rottweiler, the Rottweiler does have a more powerful bite force. At 4,000 pounds per square inch, the saltwater crocodile of northern Africa has the strongest bite of any living animal, powerful enough to snag a zebra or antelope by the hoof and drag it kicking and bleating into the water. As for a hyena vs an actual pitbull, you have to be kidding me. Oddly enough for an animal with such a deadly bite, the hippopotamus is a confirmed vegetarian; males use their foot-long canine and incisor teeth to duel with other males during mating season, and (presumably) to intimidate any nearby cats whose extreme hunger threatens to overwhelm their common sense. FEA allows us to predict stress and strain throughout the skull and jaws, as well as reaction forces, and thus allows us to predict overall mechanical behaviour.". In 2008, Stephen Wroe of the University of New England in Australia and his colleagues used computer simulations to estimate how powerful a great white shark's bite could be. 05-25-2011, 07:42 AM #30. grizzlebees. There is a simple reason: it has no teeth. Nile Crocodile – Bite Force : 5000 psi. I'm pretty sure that the top hyena in the planet is going to wreck Hulk. So if you travel far enough back in time, there may be some fact to the fiction of Moby Dick. At the other end of the scale, the diminutive South American fish known as piranhas have a reputation for biting sizeable chunks out of their prey. To find the worst bite, we have to search on land, underwater and back in the mists of time. This meant only the "jaw adductor" muscle forces were measured, without any twisting forces. They don't have locking jaws. While it's difficult to nail down their exact PSI — estimates range from 500 to 1,500 — there's no doubt that gorillas have the most powerful bites in the primate kingdom, humans included. Measuring the power of an animal bite can be a notoriously difficult undertaking: after all, very few people (even graduate students) are willing to stick their hands into a hippo's mouth, or attach electrodes to the jawbone of an irritated crocodile. According to Dr. Brady Barr, on National geographic, the hyena has a bite force that has been recorded at 1000 lbs. The late Cretaceous Deinosuchus, by contrast, measured over 30 feet long and weighed as much as 10 tons. Spotted Hyenas kill prey and hunt in packs. The Greenland Dog (also known as Greenland Husky) is a large breed of a husky-type dog kept as a … The largest hyena is the spotted hyena, and they can grow up to 200lbs. The Rottweilers were the strongest and topped with 328 pounds of bite pressure. But compared to other dogs of similar size and weight, it’s lower on the scale. Famous for their 300 blade-like teeth, which are continually replaced, these sharks certainly have one of the most feared bites on Earth. Natural History Museum of Utah/Wikimedia Commons. Evidently scientists agree, because a lot of tests of bite force have been conducted from the safety of a desk. The largest hyena is the spotted hyena, and they can grow up to 200lbs. ^ Here are 3:40 a small first attempt bite of a small mastiff bite down with 556 lbs. If you do some research you would find that even a just teething baby hyena has more than twice the bite force of a pitbull so... no chance in hell a pitbull would win. Erickson's team caught and restrained the animals, then placed the transducer between their back teeth where the bite forces were greatest. The bowhead whale has the largest mouth of any animal, but it does not use it to bite. So maybe we want a lone predator, in which case we should take a look at the world's biggest predatory fish, the great white shark. It is not the teeth or long jaws of crocodiles that give them a big bite, but the ferocious snap. I'm 100% sure a spotted Hyena would take care of a pitbull with ease. However, in a 2012 study, researchers measured the bite force of the black piranha to be 320N. Read about our approach to external linking. "Considering the jaw, teeth and skull size and proportions, very powerful bites can be reasonably expected for this animal.". Lions can weigh in from 300-450kgs per adult male and they do spar with other lions for territory and females. But it is another red herring. As befitting mammals that can eat, chew and digest solid bone, spotted hyenas are equipped with massive skulls, disproportionately large trunks and forelimbs, and powerful bites that can rip through carcasses with up to 1,000 pounds of force per square inch. Despite their name, killer whales are actually dolphins. The crocs measured by Erickson's team were not the biggest specimens known, so there could be crocodiles out there with even stronger bites. However, in a 2012 study, researchers measured the bite force … "With such skull and teeth sizes, Livyatan melvillei is undoubtedly one of the biggest bites of all time, if not the biggest," says Olivier Lambert, who was part of the team that first described the giant sperm whale. A jaguar has such robust jaw muscles that it can drag the carcass of a 200-pound tapir through and out of the water, as well as high up into the branches of trees, where it digs in at leisure for its afternoon meal. For comparison, our best bite with our second molars is estimated at a maximum of 1,317N. ", ThoughtCo uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. The average bite strength turned out to be 269 pounds of pressure. The pitbulls would have to attack it's body. The sperm whale looks more promising, as it is the largest toothed predator on Earth. I'm 100% sure a spotted Hyena would take care of a pitbull with ease. By using ThoughtCo, you accept our, 10 Unique Animals of the Amazon River Basin, Dinosaur Fight: Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Triceratops, Who Would Win a Fight Between Megalodon and Leviathan, 10 Facts About Carnotaurus, the "Meat-Eating Bull", 10 Facts About Sarcosuchus, the World's Biggest Crocodile. However, as any fan of nature documentaries can tell you, orcas usually hunt co-operatively to take down big prey. “Average” BFQ was set at 100. They are also known as orcas and can grow to 31ft (9.5m) long. 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Kangal - Dog with the Strongest Bite. This finding underscores the general pattern that bigger animals have the most powerful bites. Bite Force – 743 PSI. Join over five million BBC Earth fans by liking us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Saltwater Crocodile (4,000 PSI) "Don't worry, being eaten by a crocodile is just like going to sleep—in … you would have to be a dumb mother ****er to think that, hyenas bite force is like 2x a pit bulls plus team 2 wins, the eagle will pwn all, brb swooping down at high speeds and grabbing with sharp claws. "As the animal grows, these muscles grow relatively faster than expected. While the lion does not have to solely rely on biting. (Interestingly, the dog you'd expect to see on this list, the pit bull, can only muster a bite force of 250 PSI, about the same as a full-grown human.) They kill lions in the wild. Answer by Preston Cook A pit bull that gets scared and backs down is a bad dog. 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