10 Of The Craftiest Predators Found In Nature


Hyenas are incredibly cunning. They hunt in packs led by a female, and they like to hunt when prey are likely to make mistakes, like at night or during storms. What’s more, hyenas’ hearts are twice the size of lions, so they’re excellent runners and sometimes rely on persistence hunting.


Crocodiles sometimes cooperate to take down larger prey, and sometimes they’ll work together to carry away dismembered parts of a target. They are ambush hunters, waiting at places like a river or pond’s edge for prey to come close. They have the strongest jaw and bite out of all known animals, and they kill their prey by spinning around to break the prey’s body.