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Bite Strength

Cheer up everybody, we’re half way through the week and it’s day 6 of November Knowledge cool croc facts. Crocodilians have the strongest proven bite strength of anything in the animal kingdom. The strongest ever recorded was from a 16 foot Indo-Pacific croc (more commonly know as the Australian saltie), and he bit down with a force of 3700lbs per square inch.

Based on the way bite strength increases as crocs grow, it is estimated by some that the larger crocs still roaming the wild in the rare 18-20ft size range, could have well over 5000lbs psi.


The only animal believed to have a stronger bite strength is the orca whale. A computer model estimated their maximum size animals could have up to 20000lbs psi of biting power!! Although this is not even close to being scientifically proven, so “salties” remain the champion chompers of the world for the time being.



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