Can An Elephant Defeat A Hippo, Crocodile, Lion Or Rhino ?


Elephant vs Crocodile

elephant vs crocodile

Crocodiles have been around for millions of years and are the ultimate survivors. They can weigh over 2000 pounds and can get over 17ft in length. They have incredibly tough skin, which protects them from a.t.t.a.c.k and they have the strongest bite force of any animal. They are known to tackle large prey like wildebeest, zebra and gaur.

When it comes to a b.a.t.t.l.e with an elephant, the crocodile will get decimated pretty easily. The size discrepancy is too extreme and the crocodile would have a hard time mounting any offense.

On land, crocodiles are slow and maneuverability would be an issue. The elephant would merely stomp on the crocodile and it would be game over.

In water the crocodile might have a slightly better chance, as it can maneuver better and put itself in a better position to a.t.t.a.c.k the elephant. If the crocodile did manage to bite the elephant, it would probably be on the trunk and while the crocodile would try in vain to drag the elephant into the water, the elephant would overpower the crocodile and drag it on land, where it would either toss it aside or impale it with its tusks. There have even been stories of hunters finding full grown crocodiles 20ft above ground in a tree. Apparently a crocodile made the dubious mistake of biting an elephant.

A crocodile has absolutely no chance against a elephant.

Winner: Elephant

Elephant vs Lion

elephant vs lion

Lions are apex p.r.e.d.a.t.o.r.s and have little to worry about when it comes to being preyed upon. They weigh over 500 pounds, can reach speeds of 50mph and leap up to 36 feet. They have razor-sharp claws and d.a.g.g.e.r.s for teeth and can bite down on prey with a force of over 650 pounds per inch.

When it comes to a battle with a healthy and full sized elephant, a lion has an abysmal chance. It’s even more abysmal when you consider that lions are pack hunters and rely on their numbers to take down prey. While a lion is a f.o.r.m.i.d.a.b.l.e opponent in most respects, is not an efficient k.i.l.l.i.n.g machine without its pack. To attack an elephant the lion would need to get at the rear of the elephant. It can not attack from the front, as the trunk and tusk of the elephant would surely dismantle the lion. If the lion is successful in getting to the rear of the elephant, the lion can claw and bite the elephant, although it would be in vain, as the elephant’s thick skin provides ample protection for it to to fling the lion off and trample or gore it.

Whoever said lions are ‘king of the jungle’ didn’t take into account elephants.

Winner: Elephant

Elephant vs Hippo

elephant vs hippo

Hippos are one of the d.e.a.d.l.i.e.s.t animals on earth and account for more human fatalities than any other animal, not including disease carrying insects. They have no predators and coexist among equally fearsome animals like crocodiles, lions and hyenas. They weigh over 3000 pounds, have 2 inch thick armor-like skin and are highly aggressive. They have tusks can reach an incredible 1.5 feet in length and they have a staggering bite force of over 2000 pounds per square inch! They make a formidable opponent for any animal that dares t.h.r.e.a.t.e.n.s its livelihood or calf. But how would it do against an elephant?

Much like every other animal in this list, the hippo would not fare well. The size, strength and the weapons elephants have at their disposal is too overwhelming. While a hippos has 1.5 foot long tusk, the elephant has two massive 6 foot sword protruding out of its mouth. The hippo would not even get close enough to use those tusk before it is gored to d.e.a.t.h or k.n.o.c.k.e.d over and trampled.

Winner: Elephant



Elephant vs Rhino

elephant vs rhino

A Rhino is basically a tank on four legs. They are imposing animals that have great size, speed, armor and a fierce horn that can absolutely wreck most foe.

The largest rhino species is the white rhino. They weigh over 5000 pounds, are 13 feet long, 6 feet tall and can achieve speeds of 31mph.

Their skin is 2 inches thick and is offers plenty of protection against a.t.t.a.c.k.s.

Their rock solid horns can grow up to 5 feet in length and are sharp enough to penetrate even the thickest of hide.

They have a large neck hump that is pure muscle and which allows them to create a powerful upward swing of their horn.

Rhinos are known to easily dispatch of hippos, lions, and hyenas in the wild, but an elephant is a totally different matter.

Of all the animals on this list, the rhino stands the best chance at actually defeating an elephant. However that chance is still slim.

The rhino’s best strategy against an elephant is by getting under it and goring it in a vital area, but getting under the elephant is a difficult task, made even more difficult by the fact that a rhino has ridiculously poor eyesight. Although the rhino can use it sense of hearing and smell to locate the elephant, it cannot accurately put itself in a position to deliver a fatal blow. The elephant would overpower the rhino, knocking it over and goring it with its tusks. Game over.

Winner: Elephant



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