Chompers of the Wild:  8 Animals with the Strongest Bites

25th March, 2024


Get ready to meet nature's most powerful chompers! These animals pack some serious jaw strength.

Saltwater Crocodile

This apex predator has the strongest bite force recorded, around 3,700 pounds per square inch (psi)!


They may look cuddly, but hippos can crush bone with a bite force of around 1,800 psi.

Bengal Tiger

Big cats are built for killing, and a tiger's bite delivers around 1,050 psi.

Great White Shark

This ocean predator's powerful jaws can exert up to 4,000 psi.

Polar Bear

Adapted for hunting seals, a polar bear's bite packs a punch at around 1,200 psi.

Spotted Hyena

Renowned for scavenging, hyenas have a bone-crushing bite force of around 1,100 psi.

Though herbivores, gorillas still pack a powerful bite of around 1,300 psi.


Remember, size isn't everything! Even small animals can have powerful bites relative to their size.