Top 12 Carnivorous Mammals With the Most Powerful Bites
What carnivorous animals do you think have the most powerful bites? Perhaps the first list of animals that comes to mind includes the lions and tigers because they are among the largest carnivores in the world. Surprisingly, the lions and the tigers are not the animals with the most powerful bites despite their ferocious appearance and huge sizes. Carnivorous animals have the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom because they need it to kill their prey immediately. Here are the mammals with the highest or most powerful bite force quotient (bfq).
1. Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)
The carnivorous animal with the most powerful bite force quotient is the Tasmanian Devil with a bfq of 181. This animal with surprising speed and endurance can take a prey up to the size of a small kangaroo.
2. Tiger Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus)
At the top two spot is the Spotted-tailed Quoll with a bit force quotient of 179. It is also commonly called the Tiger Quoll. This mammal is native to Australia.
3. African Wild Dog
Ranked 3rd with the highest bite force quotient is the African wild dog with bfq of 142. This colorful dog is known by a variety of common names and has a total of 42 teeth. It can grow up to 75 cm at the the shoulder and can weigh up to 36 kg.
4. Jaguar (Panthera onca)
Jaguars, although smaller than lions and tigers, they are top four in terms of bite force quotient at 137. It is the largest feline in the western hemisphere and the 3rd largest in the world.
5. Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
The beautifully-patterned Clouded Leopard is ranked 5th carnivorous animal with the highest bite force quotient at 137. This feline is native to Asia and its population dwindled drastically in the pass decades.
6. Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
With a bite force quotient of 136 the Gray Wolf is the 6th carnivore animal with the most powerful bite. It is also known as Common Wolf and is the largest extant member of the dog family of mammals.
7. Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Tigers are the world’s largest feline. They can attain weight of up to 306 kg. Although they are huge and gigantic in size, they are ranked 7th only in terms of bite force quotient at 127.
8. Dingo (Canis luus dingo)
At the 8th spot is the Dingo of Australia with bite force quotient of 125. It is a free-roaming wild dog and oftentimes considered nuisance.
9. Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)