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The strongest bites in the animal kingdom

Finland Shadow Online

(03-03-2019, 02:14 AM)tigerluver Wrote: Quick note as this seems to be a common misconception, bite force studies don't usually involve an animal actually biting. The measurements are based on skull morphometrics such as the area of the masseteric fossa. In other words, all animals studied are dead and their dry bones are simply being measured. The equipment includes a caliper, maybe a CT scanner, and a computer, no pressure sensors involved.

Nice to know. So what do you think about this study? It looks like to be quite serious and objective one:

Of course it would be very interesting to see real tests too and what kind of differences and/or similarities with calculated ones in the way you describe. But I guess, that there really isn´t any larger study so, that many different animals would have been tested in some comparable way by same people and equipment(?).
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( This post was last modified: 07-23-2019, 03:16 PM by Shadow )

After looking how coconuts are broken by polar bears, I thought to put here a small comparison, not too scientifical :) Just a small reminder about it, how things look like in real world, no matter what figures some studies show.

Human and coconut:

Orangutan and coconut.

Gorilla and coconut.

Sun bear and coconut, no more banging with or against rocks :)

And then this polar bear.

Last, brown bear with coconut... watch from 1:15 forward.... you can do it like that too of course. If you are a bear...

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Honestly, polar bear bites are severely underrated in general. Correct me if I am wrong.
The lime green bear

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(07-24-2019, 06:36 PM)GreenGrolar Wrote: Honestly, polar bear bites are severely underrated in general. Correct me if I am wrong.

In general I think, that many people don´t understand one simple rule. The bigger the animal is, the stronger is also the bite. Some exceptions can be, but in general it´s pretty easy to understand, that if one animal has twice as big head as another, bigger one bites stronger :)

Naturally shorter snout helps to get more power to canines/front teeth when biting. And naturally if we compare muscles of jaguar and leopard, it´s easy to understand, that jaguar has clearly stronger bite even when there are two same sized individuals overall.
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I agree Shadow.

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