The 2008 Summer Olympics is only five days away, and today we have a champion for weightlifting in the animal kingdom. The rhinoceros beetle is the strongest animal on Earth. This might be hard to believe, since the beetle is extremely small. But the definition of strength we're using here is one of proportional strength. An African elepant can only carry 25% of its own weight, while the rhinoceros beetle can carry 850 times its own weight. That would be like an elephant carrying 850 elephants on its back!