Top 10 Largest Animals In The World
Blue Whale:Blue whales can grow up to 105 feet long (32 m). That’s more than twice as long as a semi-trailer rolling along the highway. An adult blue whale weighs as much as 15 school buses.
Titan Beetle:Titan beetles are sometimes mistaken for a form of a cockroach, but these huge South American insects are a separate species. They grow up to 6.5 inches (16.7 cm) long .
Capybara : looks a lot like a giant guinea pig, but instead of fitting into your hand this huge rodent stands 2 feet tall (0.61 m) at the shoulders and is an impressive 4.6 feet (1.4 m) long.
Ostrich:The largest bird on Earth is the ostrich. Too big and heavy to fly, this bird is capable of running at speeds of up to 43 MPH (70 km/h) over long distances.
Chinese giant salamander: lives its entire life underwater, yet has no gills. Instead, it absorbs oxygen through its skin. This odd-looking creature gets quite large, up to 5 feet 9 inches .
Giant Anaconda:This huge animal has been known to weigh as much as 550 pounds (250 kg), and some of these big animals have been measured up to 30 feet (9.1 m) long.
Komodo Dragon:The largest lizard on Earth is the Komodo dragon. This dangerous animal grows up to 10 feet (3 m) long and typically weighs about 200 pounds (91 kg).
Japanese Spider Crab:The arthropod family includes lobsters and crabs, spiders, scorpions, insects, and other creatures having jointed exoskeletons. The largest arthropod on record is the Japanese.
Saltwater Crocodile:The largest reptile in the world is the saltwater crocodile, with males reaching lengths of as much as 20 feet (6.1 m) and weighing in at 2,370 pounds (1075 kg).
Whale Shark:The largest fish in the world is the whale shark. This species can weigh up to 21.5 tons and grow to be 41.5 feet long. The largest one ever weighed 47,000 pounds and was 41.5 feet long.