Animals are so different. Some of them are small and cute, some are huge and dangerous. Check out our top biggest animals from all over the world right now!
There are millions of animals in the world. Different species have different sizes and colors. But have you ever wondered what world biggest animal ever is?
World biggest animal on land
The heaviest animal in the world living on land is African elephant. He is second in the top of the largest animals in the world. And it is the largest of the existing animals on land. Male African elephant grows to a length of 7.5 meters and a height of 3.3 meters. It weighs about 6 tons. Females are slightly smaller. Their length is up to 7 meters, height - 2.7 meters, weight - less than 3 tons.
By the way, the adult African elephant does not have natural enemies. That’s because of an impressive size. However, the young ones or newborns are very vulnerable to the lions, crocodiles, hyenas and leopards. Adults always protect the young ones. ‘The tribe’ does not let them go anywhere alone.
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World tallest animal on land
Giraffe is the tallest land animal in the world. African cloven-hoofed mammals grow up to 5-6 meters in height. The average weight of males is 1 600 kilograms, of females - 830 kilograms. The common long neck of a giraffe is about 2 meters in length. It’s almost half of the vertical height of the individual. This is the result of a disproportionate extension of the cervical spine.
World largest carnivorous animals
The largest carnivorous animals in the world live at the present time. These animals are the southern elephant seals, or just seals. The size of the males and females varies at times, and this difference is greater than any other mammal has. Male seal is 5-6 times heavier than females. The average weight of male is 2200 - 4000 kilograms, the female - only 400-900 kilograms. Its length is up to three meters.
World biggest animal on earth
What is the world biggest animal’s name? Can you guess? Yes, the largest existing animal in the world is definitely the blue whale. It is a marine mammal. The length of the individual reaches 30 meters. Monster’s weight is about 180 tons. Due to such size blue whale is the proud owner of the title ‘the biggest animal ever living in the world’. The blue whale is extremely big. Only its tongue weighs about 2.7 tons. This weight can be compared with the average Indian elephant. The heart of a blue whale weighs about 600 kilograms. And it is the largest in the world. For comparison, the mammal’s heart has the same size and weight as MiniCooper car has.
However, all animals vary not only in physical dimensions but also in mental parameters. For example, among the pets, as though it may seem surprising, the most intelligent are pigs.