Which big cat has the most powerful bite?

The cat with the strongest bite force is the Asian fishing cat, which has a bite force rating of 2.1

 

asian fishing cat, which cat has the strongest bite
The fishing cat is far more ferocious than it looks, with a fearsome bite.

 

Bite force is measured against the animal’s weight, so although the jaguar is commonly thought of as the strongest biting cat, the fishing cat’s bite is stronger in relation to its size.

As the name suggests the fishing cat feeds near water, hunting fish and shellfish, and even washing meat from the land animals it catches. It hunts rodents, rabbits and young cows while leading a solitary life, aside from their annual mating season. The fishing cat is likely to have developed a strong bite force to crush tough shells or to grip fast-swimming fish, and with no natural predators the powerful bite of the fishing cat makes it one of the world’s best predators.

 

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