The largest animals in the world
In our nature there are many different kinds of animals. Here are the 14 largest animal species in the world, classified by species such as mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians …
1. Largest fish species
The blue whale is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of the horned whale. With a length of about 25 – 27 m (the longest known blue whale is 33.5 m long) and weighs about 210 tons or more. The tongue of the blue whale weighs about 2.7 tons, roughly the average size of an Asian elephant and its heart weighs about 600 kg, the largest of all known animals. Not the heart is the same size as a mini car cooper but weight too.
Blue whales almost eat only small organisms like shrimps, shrimps … collectively called krill. During the summer, the blue whale eats a lot, the amount of food consumed is amazing every day, 3.6 tons (7,900 pounds) or more. The daily green calorie needs to be about 1.5 million calories.
2. The heaviest land animal in the world
African elephants are the largest terrestrial animal in the world, with male elephants 6 – 7.5 meters long, shoulder height 3.3 meters, and weighing 6 tons. Female elephants are small, about 5.4 – 6.9 m in length, 2.7 m in height from their shoulders, and weighing 3 tons. African adults generally have no natural enemies due to its large size, but lions are susceptible to lions and crocodiles attacks, and are sometimes reported and hyenas attacked.
3. Land animals are the highest in the world
Giraffes are African ungulates and are the highest land animals in the world. It stands 5 to 6 m high and has an average weight of 1,600 kg for males and 830 kg for females. Giraffes have an extremely long neck, maybe more than 2 m, which accounts for almost half the height of the animal.
4. The world’s largest carnivory marine
Southern elephant seals are the largest marine carnivore today. While the females weighed between 400 and 900 kilograms and a length of 2.6 to 3 meters, the males weighed between 2,200 and 4,000 kilograms and were 4.5 to 5.8 meters in length. The record-breaking male at Possession Bay, South Georgia, on February 28, 1913, measured 6.85 m and estimated to weigh 5,000 kg.
5. The largest predator on land
The largest predators on the ground were polar bears, Kodiak bears – a subspecies of brown bears. Because they are of similar body size, it is not clear which is larger. In both species, the measured shoulder height is over 1.6 m and the total length is 3.05 m. The heaviest polar bear and brown bear were recorded at 1,003 kg and 1,135 kg, respectively.
6. The largest reptile in the world
Saltwater crocodiles are the largest reptiles. It is found in habitats from northern Australia through Southeast Asia to the east coast of India. The weight of a mature male saltwater crocodile is 409 to 1,000 kg and its normal length is 4.1 to 5.5 m. Saltwater crocodile is a carnivore, capable of attacking any animal entering its territory, either in the water or on land.
7. The largest amphibian
Giant Giant Chinese are the largest salamanders in the world, reaching a length of 180 cm. These animals live in rocky streams and lakes in China, and are extremely vulnerable due to habitat loss due to pollution. It is considered as a delicious food and is used in traditional Chinese medicine.
8. Giant rabbit
The Flemish Giant is a domesticated rabbit, native to the Flemish region. It was raised as early as the 16th century around the city of Ghent, Belgium. This rabbit can weigh up to 12.7 kg.
9. Big bat species
The largest bat species is the giant flying bat, an endangered fruit bat from the tropical jungle of the Philippines that is part of the bat. Maximum size is about 1.5 kg, length 55 cm and wingspan can be close to 1.8m.
10. The biggest rodent
The largest rodent is the langur, native to most of the temperate and temperate regions of South America east of the Andes. Adult mice can reach 1.5 m and 0.9 m from their shoulder height and a maximum weight of 105.4 kg. It is a highly social species and can be found in large groups of about 100, but usually lives in groups of 10-20.
11. The largest fish bone species
The largest vertebrates are the moon fish, widely distributed. It is like a fish head with a tail, and its main body is squashed. The adult moonfish has an average length of 1.8 m, the length between the fins is 2.5 m and the average weight is about 1,000 kg, although there is a fish up to 3.3 m in length, 4 2 m between two fins and a weight of up to 2,300 kg are being observed.
12. Largest lizard / snake species
The largest living member of this giant reptile is the bluefin tusk in Central America. The maximum validation size is 7.5 m and weighs 250 kg. South East Asian python species are slimmer but longer, and have been reported measuring at a length of 9.7 m.
13. The largest bird
The largest birds are ostriches from the plains of Africa and Arabia. An adult male ostrich can reach a height of 2.8 m, weighing more than 156 kg. Eggs of ostrich weighing 1.4 kg and are the largest eggs in the world today. They can run at a maximum speed of about 97.5 km / h and it becomes the fastest land bird, the fastest biped animal in the world.
14. Largest arthropod in the world
Japanese spider crab is a species of sea crab that lives in the waters around Japan. It has the longest stride in arthropods, reaching 3.8 meters and weighing up to 19 kg. In natural habitats, Japanese spider crabs eat shellfish or carcasses and can live up to 100 years.