If you want to know the record holder for the strongest animal in the world, then you're in the right place. In absolute terms, the African elephant is by far the strongest living animal but it can only lift 25% of its bodyweight. The tropical species Archegozetes longisetosus is one of the strongest animals in the world, relative to its mass (100 μg). It lifts up to 1182 times its own weight. It's an equivalent of a human lifting 212000 pounds.
On the other hand, rhinocerous beetle can carry 850 times its own weight. To put that into perspective that would be like one of us lifting a 65 ton armoured tank.
We should also consider the strength of the jaws. The saltwater crocodile is a fearsome chomper who can inflict a bone-crunching bite that is around 3-4 times stronger than a lion. To give you a rough idea, the force of this bite would be a bit like having a car fall on top of you.
Did you know:
The fastest land animal is the cheetah. The cheetah achieves by far the fastest land speed of any living animal — between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds. If we include fish, then the Sailfish is the fastest fish. Sailfish has been clocked at speeds of up to 110 km/h (70 mph), which is the highest speed reliably reported in a fish.
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