World's Largest Animals

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The largest animal in existence - the Blue Whale. blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal. With 30 meters in length and 180 tons or more in weight, it is - the largest known animal we've ever had. Blue whale's tongue weighs about 2.7 tons, the average size of an Indian elephant, and his heart weighs about 600 kg and is the largest known in any animal. Not only is the size of a blue whale heart is comparable to car Mini Cooper, but it is also comparable in weight.

The heaviest land animal in the world: the African elephant. African elephant - the biggest living land animal. With males reaching 6 - 7.5 meters in length and 3.3 meters in height, and weighing 6 tons cow much less, reaching 5.4 - 6.9 meters in length, 2.7 meters in height, with a weight of 3 tons an adult African elephant at all no natural enemies because of its large size, but the calves (especially infants) are vulnerable to attack by lions and crocodiles, and (rarely) before attacking leopard and hyena.
The tallest land animal in the world: Giraffe. Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African cloven-hoofed mammals and the highest terrestrial animals.It reaches 5-6 meters in height and has an average weight of 1,600 kg for males and 830 kg for females. Do giraffe extremely elongated neck, reaching more than 2 m in length, almost half the vertical height of the animal. The long neck should be of disproportionate extension cervical spine.
The largest carnivores in the world: Southern elephant seal. southern elephant - the largest carnivore living today. The size of these seals in males and females varies many times, perhaps more than any other mammal. Males are usually five - six times heavier than the females. While the average weight of female 400 - 900 kilograms and a length of 2.6 to 3 meters, the males typically weigh between 2.200 to 4,000 pounds.
The largest land carnivores in the world: White polar bear, Kodiak bear. largest terrestrial carnivores - Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and Kodiak bear, brown bear subspecies. Since they are about the same body size, it is not clear who ultimately bear more. Their height exceeding 1.6 meters, and the total length is 3 meters. The heaviest of the registered individual white and brown bear weighed 1.003 kg, respectively, and 1.135 kg.

The largest reptile in the world: Sea crocodile. saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is the largest of all living reptiles. It can be found in suitable habitats of northern Australia to South East Asia and the east coast of India. Weight of an adult male saltwater crocodile is 409 - 1,000 pounds, and the length usually ranges from 4.1 to 5.5 meters. However, mature males can exceed 6 feet and weigh more than 1,000 pounds. This species - the only existing, regularly reaching and exceeding 4.8 meters in length. Saltwater crocodile - only predator that can attack almost any animal that invades its territory, whether in water or on land.
The largest amphibian in the world: Chinese giant salamander. Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the largest salamander in the world, reaching a length of 180 cm Although they rarely reach that size today, as it is often used in food. Living in the rocky mountain streams and lakes in China, salamander podvergaema critically threatened by habitat loss, pollution and over fishing, because its meat is considered a delicacy and used in traditional Chinese medicine.

The biggest rabbit / hare in the world: Flemish Giant. Flemish Giant - an old breed of domesticated rabbits, originating from the Flemish region. They were bred in the 16th century around the city of Ghent, Belgium. Rabbits can weigh up to 12.7 kg

The largest bats in the World: A giant flying fox zolotokoronnaya. largest species of bats - Giant flying fox with a golden crown (Acerodon jubatus), an endangered tropical forests Bird feel perfect the Philippines, which is part of the family megaletuchih mice. The maximum size is believed to be close to 1.5 kg. weight and 55 cm in length and wingspan can reach almost 1.8 meters. A simple majority Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus) less body weight and length, but more than species with a golden crown in wing span. Specimen is in the span of two meters.
The largest bony fish in the world: The ocean sunfish. Osteichthyes, or bony fish - taxonomic group of fish that have bony, as opposed to cartilaginous skeleton. This is an extremely diverse and rich group of fish, which consists of more than 29.000 species, as well as the largest class of existing vertebrates.
The largest bird in the world: Ostrich. largest bird - the ostrich (Struthio camelus), inhabitant of plains of Africa and Arabia. Large male ostrich can reach a height of 2.8 m, weighing more than 156 kg. Eggs laid an ostrich can weigh 1.4 kg and are the largest eggs in the world. They can also run at maximum speeds of approximately 97.5 km / h, which also makes the ostrich the fastest bird on earth and the fastest two-legged animal in the world.
The heaviest flying bird in the world: Dalmatian pelican. Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) is a member of the family of pelicans. Distributed from southeastern Europe to India and China in swamps and shallow lakes. It is the largest of the pelicans, averaging 160-180 cm in length, 11-15 kg in weight and slightly more than 3 meters in wingspan. Dalmatian pelican - the heaviest flying birds in the world, on average, although large male bustards and swans can exceed the maximum weight of a pelican.
The largest arthropod in the world: Japanese spider crab. Japanese spider crab - the kind of sea crab that lives in the waters around Japan. Its length is longer than that of any arthropod, reaching up to 3.8 meters and weighing up to 19 kg. In their natural habitat Japanese spider crab feeds on mollusks and can live for 100 years.

The largest snake: Green Anaconda. most massive world of reptiles - Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus). The maximum recorded size is 7.5 meters in length and 250 kg, although rumors of larger anacondas widespread. Python (Python reticulatus) of Southeast Asia longer but much lighter, its entire length is 9.7 meters.


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