Animals come in different kinds, sizes, and types. If you are interested in knowing what the biggest animals in the world are, then go through the list below and be informed. You’ll be surprised how big the most hulking one in the animal kingdom really is.
Southern Elephant Seal
These seals can grow so big that all 6 meters of them can weigh up to 8,800 lbs. They are several times the size of the average seal and hunt by diving repeatedly underwater to catch their prey. These seals can dive for 2 hours and reach a depth of 4,600 ft.
Measuring 4 meters wide and almost 2 meters high, the White Rhinoceros can weigh more than 3,500 kilograms. These species are the biggest one out of the five known genuses in the world. These animals are undoubtedly big and massive, not to mention fierce-looking. However, it is very interesting to note that these huge creatures are herbivores, which means they are not really threats to other animals at all.
These creatures are a close kin to the equally big and slender snouted crocodile variants. They are the biggest reptiles in the world too. They can be found in Asia and are way bigger and larger than an average man.
Giraffes are large simply because they can grow very tall. These mammals can stand up to 20 feet tall and weigh as much as 3,500 lbs. Although large, these animals are gentle and kind herbivores.
Orcas and other sharks
There are different kinds of sharks under water and almost all of them are gigantic in size. But more than that, these creatures are real killers. They are predators in their own right. Orcas are the monsters under the ocean; and that’s despite the way Hollywood tries to portray them as cute.
You know what anacondas look like, especially if you watched that movie starring JLo. These fierce-looking snakes can grow up to 7 meters long and they can get so heavy that 10 men are required to lift one of them up. But watch out – they can swallow you whole.
African Bush Elephant
When it comes to land animals, the elephants are the biggest in terms of weight and size. And of all the elephant varieties in the world, the African Bush is the largest. The males can grow as big as 7.5 meters in length and 3.3 meters in height. Their weight can reach up to 3 tons.
While a few varieties of whales and sharks are bigger than the squids, these animals deserve the third spot simply because an average squid is no longer than several inches. This one though, is so big that its eye is bigger than the human head!
Sperm Whale and other whale genus
When it comes to size, the whales do dominate the planet. Aside from the blue whales, there are three other whales that are worth checking out – the sperm whale, the endangered North Pacific Right Whale and the Baird’s Beaked Whale.
How about an animal that is sized 30 meters long? That’s the width of the Titanic, if you may. Imagine this – the flippers of the blue whale are as big as two average-sized man. It will take seventeen humans, or an entire basket ball court for that matter, to match the size of a blue whale from tip to tail. So don’t attempt to wrestle with these creatures if you happen to encounter them under the sea.