The jumbo squid is a sea creature that has the strongest bite--it is estimated to have a force of more than a thousand pounds (455 kg). In comparison, a human bites into a piece of steak with 150 pounds (68kg) to 200 pounds (90 kg) of force. The force of the jumbo squid’s bite was measured by researcher’s observations of the sea creature biting a piece of Kevlar, a material 20 times stronger than steel used in bullet proof vests, in half. The white shark is estimated to have an even stronger bite than the jumbo squid at around 4,000 pounds of bite force; however, the figure was developed with a computer model and has not been measured in nature.
More about the bites strength of animals:
- Saltwater crocodiles have one of the strongest bites of any animal and are able to bite with a force of 3,700 pounds (1678 kg)--this is thought to be even stronger than a Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur.
- A bear’s bite is estimated to be strong enough to crush a solid bowling ball.
- Jaguars have the most powerful bite of any feline--nearly twice as strong as tigers.