This article claims a Gorilla is 10-27 times stronger than man, stating "Gorillas are stronger than they look, having significantly more muscle mass than a human pound for pound." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorilla
). Given that, lets say the average man can benchpress 90% of his body weight. (yes, I know alot of us hear are current or former athletes, so 90% of our body weight is weak, but I am referring to the average joe) Given that, a 200 lbs man would be able to bench 180 lbs. If the average male Gorilla weighs 400 lbs, and is 18.5 times stronger than a man (the avergae of 10 and 27) then he would be able to bench 6660 lbs. That seems like more than enough strength to deal with a 700 lbs cat. Both animals have jaws, but only the gorilla can grab and punch.