Relative to body weight, the dung beetle is the strongest animal on the planet and can pull 1,141 times its own body weight. In relation to physical size, the blue whale is the strongest animal on the planet, as the ocea... More » Pets & Animals Mammals

Strength is measured as strength per pound of body weight and pure brute strength. Therefore, the elephant is the strongest mammal on land, and the blue whale is the strongest animal in the sea. A gorilla is the stronges... More »

Though superlatives such as "softest" may be at least somewhat subjective, the chinchilla is typically believed to have the softest fur of any animal on the planet. The chinchilla is a small rodent that has somewhat uniq... More »

The strongest insect known to man is the Onthophagus taurus, a species of horned dung beetle, which is capable of moving objects that weigh 1,141 times more than the bug itself does. As the name indicates, these beetles ... More »

One of the most interesting facts about rhinoceroses is that they are descendants of some of the largest land animals to live on the planet. Prehistoric rhinos, called Indricotherium, stood over 17 feet tall at the shoul... More » Pets & Animals Mammals

Pictures of animal tracks can be found online at This website lists a variety of wild animals that could be encountered along with an artist's rendering of their footprints. More » Pets & Animals Mammals

As nursing mammals, baby elephants, also known as calves, have a strong sucking instinct that is part of the animal's survival skills; however, though this instinct has a definite practical purpose, it also can lead to t... More » Pets & Animals Mammals