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Post by sujin007 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:01 pm

Most sources say the hyena bite is around 1100 psi, but Wikipedia says it is 11,400, however they couldn't find any other sources which could corroborate this claim.

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Post by sujin007 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:03 pm

Having said that, the hyena has one of the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom, having even been observed crushing giraffe bones.

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Post by sujin007 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:05 pm

It is this scavenger behavior which is the most likely culprit for the hyena’s strong jaw. Since it needed a powerful jaw to get to the marrow inside the bones left by lions and other big predators.

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Post by sujin007 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:06 pm

Although they look like dogs the hyena is actually more closely related to cats, belonging to the suborder feliformia instead of the dog suborder caniformia.


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Post by sujin007 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:08 pm

Although they look like dogs the hyena is actually more closely related to cats, belonging to the suborder feliformia instead of the dog suborder caniformia.

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