Top 10 Strongest Animals in the World

Strength is not a matter of body shape or size. Rather it is a matter of ratio.  In other words, how much can a body lift in weight relative to its own size. Let’s get into the list of the top 10 strongest animals in the world!


Hippos are the third largest living mammal, after elephants and white rhinos. What makes them number one on this list is their ability to move their weight—so quickly and ferociously through water or on land.


The king of the sky, found mostly throughout Africa and Asia, is the eagle. According to records, some eagles have flown with prey weighing up to 6.8 kg. This means that these eagles’ prey weighed 7-8 times more than them!


Large green anacondas weigh up to 200 pounds, making them the heaviest of all anacondas. Like other boas, they use their powerful bodies to constrict and suffocate their prey.


If you've ever seen Crocodile Dundee, you already know the strength of crocodiles: they have stronger jaws than alligators and thus earn a spot on our list of top 10 strongest animals in the world.

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly bears are large and tough, with prominent shoulder humps. The hump on a grizzly's back is actually made up of muscle that helps it dig dens or tear apart logs in search of grubs.


Oxen are male cattle that have been trained as draught or work animals. Oxen are used for plowing, pulling carts, hauling wagons, and powering machinery that grinds grain or runs irrigation.


The largest and most renowned big cat in the world deserves a spot on the top 10 strongest animals in the world list. Tigers can reach up to 3.3m in length and weigh up to 670 pounds.