Top 15 Heaviest Animals in the World
Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius: Despite their seemingly docile appearance, adult male hippos can weigh up to 3.5 tons.
Giant Manta Ray Manta birostris: The giant manta ray can weigh up to 3.3 tons, making it one of the largest rays in the world.
Polar Bear Ursus maritimus: Polar bears are the largest land carnivores, with males weighing up to 1.5 tons or more.
Kodiak Bear Ursus arctos middendorffi: Kodiak bears, a subspecies of brown bear, can weigh up to 1.5 tons, making them the largest bear species.
African Elephant Loxodonta africana: As the largest land mammal, adult male African elephants can weigh up to 12 tons.
Asian Elephant Elephas maximus: Slightly smaller than their African counterparts, Asian elephants can still reach weights of up to 10 tons.
Southern Elephant Seal Mirounga leonina: Male southern elephant seals can weigh up to 8 tons, making them the largest seals in the world.
Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis: Adult southern right whales can weigh up to 100 tons or more, placing them among the heaviest whales.
Saltwater Crocodile Crocodylus porosus: As the largest living reptiles, saltwater crocodiles can reach weights of up to 2 tons or more.
Whale Shark Rhincodon typus: The largest fish in the world, the whale shark can weigh up to 15 tons, making it an impressive oceanic giant.
White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum: The white rhinoceros is the largest of the five rhino species, with males weighing up to 2.3 tons or more.
Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis: The tallest land animals, giraffes can weigh up to 2 tons or more, with males generally being larger than females.
Killer Whale Orcinus orca: Killer whales, also known as orcas, can weigh up to 6 tons or more. They are the largest members of the dolphin family.
Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus: The blue whale holds the title of the heaviest animal on Earth, with some individuals weighing up to 200 tons.
African Buffalo Syncerus caffer: Adult African buffalo can weigh up to 1.5 tons, making them one of the heaviest bovids in the world.