4. Jaguar (1,350 psi)
Are you surprised to find the jaguar listed here at No. 4, beating out lions and tigers when it comes to biting power? It’s no mistake. Jaguars have a more powerful bite than any other cat on the planet, and the second most powerful bite of all mammals. Do you remember when we described the way lions and other cats take down their prey by using their jaws to crush their victims’ throats and suffocate them to death? Jaguars aren’t that subtle. Their jaws are powerful enough to deliver a deadly bite that punctures skull and brain, which is exactly how jaguars kill. They even sometimes feast on turtles, because jaguars enjoy the rare ability to be able to bust through a turtle’s thick shell with their mighty chops. They may not be the biggest, strongest or deadliest killers in the felid family, but when it comes to biting, jaguars take the cake.
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