Top 10 Heaviest Animals in the World

Whales:The top 10 heaviest animals on earth are all whales. These majestic mammals were once terrestrial but returned to the sea millions of years ago.

Saltwater Crocodile:It can weigh as much as 1.45 tons to the Nile crocodile’s 1.2 tons, and the 1.2-ton croc was a bit of an outlier. 

Rhinoceros:It is a bit lighter than the white rhino at 4 tons. The black rhinoceros and the Javan rhino are even more svelte at 2.9 tons and 2.3 tons respectively. 

Polar Bear:A big male polar bear can weigh about 1760 pounds, though the biggest bear known weighed over a ton and stood 11 feet tall. 

Plankton Feeding Sharks:The whale shark is not a whale, but the world’s largest fish. It can weigh 20 tons. The second-largest fish, the basking shark can weigh as much as 18 tons.

Hippopotamus:hippopotamus is one of the most dangerous animals in the world. At up to 4.5 tons, it has no problem using its weight to tip over boats in the water or crushes an annoying human.

Giraffe: It can grow to 18 feet, which makes it well adapted to life among the tall trees in the dry savannas and the acacia stands of sub-Saharan Africa.

Elephants:Elephants are the world’s largest land animals. A big bull African bush elephant can weigh 11.5 to 12.25 tons, while the smaller African forest elephant can weigh up to 6 tons. 

Elephant Seal: A big male elephant seal can weigh 4 tons and can be 20 feet long, and a bull is about four times the size of a cow. 

Bovini:The gaur, found in southern and southeast Asia, is the largest of these cattle, and a large gaur bull sometimes weighs as much as 1.65 tons.

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