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Top 5 Biggest And Largest Animals In The World

In different parts in the world there are different types of the world some are domestic animals and others are wild animals. The wild animals are the main tourist attraction in the world. But most of these animals are large than you ever thought. Today I am going to share with you some of the biggest animals in the world.

1. Blue Whale.

The Blue whale is the largest animal of all time, reaching a weight of about 198 US tons 180 tonnes and a length of 98 ft 30 m. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant and their hearts as much as a car, yet they survive by eating a diet rich in tiny plankton.

2. African Elephant.

The largest living land animal is the African Elephant which can weigh up to 6,350 kg 7 tons; they typically grow to 35 ft 10.6 m from trunk to tail and have a shoulder height of 13 ft 4.2 m. There are at least two species, the savanna elephant and the forest elephant, and they currently cited as venerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

3. Giraffe.

At a height of 19 ft 5.8 m, the Giraffe is the tallest living animal on Earth; the neck alone is 6 ft 1.8 m tall. At home in grasslands of East Africa, they feed mostly on vegetation high off the ground, using their long prehensile tongues to pull young shoots and leaves from the trees. Babies are born after a 15 month gestation period and are already 2 m tall.

4. Brown Bear.

The position of largest living land carnivore is shared between Brown Bears and Polar Bears. Weighing a whopping 907 kg 1 ton and reaching up to 10 ft 3 m tall when standing on their hind legs, they’ve definitely earned their spot as the biggest. While you’ll find Brown Bears in the forests and mountains of North America, Europe and Asia, you need to head further north to the Arctic Circle to catch a glimpse of Polar Bears, who split their time between the sea and ice and feed mostly on seals.

5. Whale Shark

Heading underwater, the largest living fish is the 40 ft 12 m long Whale Shark. Weighing up to 24 US tons 22 tonnes, they are an impressive sight, but despite their size, they feed mostly on tiny plankton. Present in tropical seas around the world, whale sharks are considered vulnerable and are hunted in some areas.

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