There’s just something about crocodiles. Are they immortal? Are they vestiges of the dinosaurs that once walked the earth? People are curious about these creatures who can go from chill to deadly in a second. A common question people have about crocs? How they mate. If you’re someone who’s wondered that, you’ve found the right article because we’re going to break down exactly that today. Spoiler alert: Elton John was right. Crocodile Rocking is something shocking!
Lets play out some hypothetical scenarios and see if the mighty elephant has what it takes to defeat some of the deadliest animals on Earth.
Before we get into the battles, lets break down the key attributes of elephants.
First and foremost, elephants are massive. They have dinosaur like proportions and stand over 10ft tall and weigh between 12,000 – 15,000 pounds.
Before we start our list, lets start off with a base measurement that puts everything into perspective. The average human bite force measures in at 160 pounds per square inch. While a human can bite though smaller bones, such as those from a chicken, its highly unlikely to be able to generate enough force to chomp through anything of substantial size. Plus human teeth will chip and shatter if too much pressure is applied. Now onto the list….
Aging is a fact of life: We watch our parents, pets and selves age along with non-living things like cars, clothes and outdated iPhones. Immortality is something we don’t accept as real, but what about the crocodile? Does it disprove or challenge our beliefs around everlasting life? Yes, thanks to their “negligible senescence.” Senescence is biological aging: things like losing the ability to reproduce or losing functions necessary for life due to aging. Senescence, or aging, defines a species’ lifespan. Crocodiles may exhibit negligible senescence: no deterioration due to aging. This means that Instead of an average or defined lifespan, they are more likely to die due to accidents, disease, predation or starvation. Does that make them immortal? It depends how you look at it.
One of the most dangerous and fierce animals in the animal kingdom is actually the hippopotamus. Their size, strength and aggressiveness makes them a formidable opponent against most animals. Let see how they would stack up in a fight against other apex predators from the animal kingdom.