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9 animals that don’t need to go to the gym for training anymore

Jogging, gymnastics, pumping iron – humans make a great fuss about training their muscles in order to get stronger. But we will hardly ever be able to take it up with the following animals, which are considered to be the strongest on the planet – measured by how much they can lift in relation to their body weight.

Grizzly bears can take up to 0.8 times of their body weight.

Photo credit: CC BY NC ND 2.0 DJMcCrady

Photo credit: CC BY NC ND 2.0 DJMcCrady

Anaconda snakes can beat down one time their body weight.

Photo credit: CC BY 2.0: Jeff Kubina

Photo credit: CC BY 2.0: Jeff Kubina

Oxes are able to move objects 1.5 times their body weight.

CC BY NC NC 2.0: Frank Kehren

CC BY NC NC 2.0: Frank Kehren

African Elephants are also able to take 1.5 times their body weight – as they are very heavy themselves (about 6,000 kilogram), they are – in absolute terms – the strongest mammals.

Photo credit: CC BY NC SA 2.0: Mirko Eggert

Photo credit: CC BY NC SA 2.0: Mirko Eggert

Tigers manage to carry twice their body weight – even up a tree trunk.

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Photo credit: CC BY NC SA 2.0: Doug88888

Eagles can fly around with additional 4 times their body weight.

Photo credit: CC BY SA 2.0: Nate Merrill

Photo credit: CC BY SA 2.0: Nate Merrill

Gorillas manage to lift things 10 times as much as their body weight.

Photo credit: CC BY NC 2.0: Michael Sale

Photo credit: CC BY NC 2.0: Michael Sale

Leafcutter ants carry 50 times their body weight – with their “teeth”!

Photo credit: CC BY NC ND 2.0: pluckytree

Photo credit: CC BY NC ND 2.0: pluckytree

Dung beetles are the strongest animals: They can move objects that are more than a 1,000 times heavier than themselves.

Photo credit: CC BY SA 2.0: Andi Gentsch

Photo credit: CC BY SA 2.0: Andi Gentsch

Wondering now, how humans will get on? The average man will struggle to lift 0.65 times his body weight over his head. But in fact, the strongest man did so with about 4 times of his weight.

Date

January 17, 2014

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