Top 10: Which animals have the strongest bite? © Getty Images

Top 10: Which animals have the strongest bite?

The average strength of a human bite is 162 pounds per square inch (PSI), but this pales in comparison to nature's champion chompers.

10. Hyena

Hyena © iStock
Hyena © iStock

Bite force: 1,100psi
Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa

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9. Grizzly bear

Grizzly bear © iStock
Grizzly bear © iStock

Bite force: 1,160psi
Distribution: Canada 
and USA

8. Polar bear

Polar bear © iStock
Polar bear © iStock

Bite force: 1,200psi
Distribution: Arctic Circle

7. Gorilla

Gorilla © iStock
Gorilla © iStock

Bite force: 1,300psi
Distribution: Forests 
of central Africa

6. Bull shark

Bull shark © iStock
Bull shark © iStock

Bite force: 1,350psi
Distribution: Warm coastal areas, rivers and lakes worldwide

5. Jaguar

Jaguar © iStock
Jaguar © iStock

Bite force: 1,500psi
Distribution: Southwestern USA, Central America, South America

4. Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus © iStock
Hippopotamus © iStock

Bite force: 1,800psi
Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa

3. American alligator

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American alligator ©iStock

Bite force: 2,125psi
Distribution: Southern USA

2. Saltwater crocodile

Saltwater crocodile © Getty Images
Saltwater crocodile © Getty Images

Bite force: 3,700psi
Distribution: India, Southeast Asia, Australia

1. Nile crocodile

Nile crocodile © iStock
Nile crocodile © iStock

Bite force: 5,000psi
Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa


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