Our world is full of amazing animals, large and small, short and tall. In this article we look at 15 the biggest animal in the world, classified in different categories such as mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, etc.
The biggest animal of the existing - 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 ever existing. Language blue whale weighs about 2.7 tons, the size of the average Indian elephant and its heart weighs about 600 kg and is the largest known in any animal. Not only is the size of the heart of a blue whale is comparable with the car Mini Cooper, but it is also comparable in weight.
The heaviest land animal in the world: African elephant
African Elephant - the largest of the living terrestrial animal. With males reaching 6 - 7.5 meters in length and 3.3 meters in height and weighing six tons. Females are much smaller than an elephant, 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 young (especially the newborn) are vulnerable to attack by a lion and a crocodile, and (rarely) before attacking leopard and hyena.
The tallest land animal in the world: the Giraffe
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African artiodactyl mammal and the tallest 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.Giraffe extremely elongated neck, reaching more than 2 m in length, accounting for 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 seal - the largest carnivore living today. The size of these seals in males and females vary many times, perhaps more than any other mammal. Males usually five - six times heavier than the females. While the average weight of females 400 - 900 kilograms and a length of 2.6 to 3 meters, the males usually weigh from 2,200 to 4,000 kilograms.
The largest land carnivores in the world: White Polar Bear and Kodiak bear
The largest land carnivores - Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and Kodiak bear, a subspecies of the brown bear. As they are about the same size of the body, it is not clear who ultimately bear more. Their height exceeds 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: the saltwater crocodile
Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is the largest of all living reptiles. It can be found in suitable habitats from northern Australia to Southeast Asia and the east coast of India. The weight of an adult male saltwater crocodile is 409 - 1,000 kilograms and a length typically ranges from 4.1 to 5.5 meters.However, mature males can exceed 6 meters and weigh more than 1,000 kilograms. 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: The Chinese giant salamander
The 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 often eaten. Living in the rocky mountain streams and lakes in China, salamander critical danger of being exposed to the loss of habitat, pollution and excess catching as her 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 town of Ghent, Belgium. Rabbits can weigh up to 12.7 kg
The largest bat in the world: Giant flying fox zolotokoronnaya
The largest species of bats - large flying fox with a golden crown (Acerodon jubatus), endangered Krylgan from tropical forests of 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. Simple large Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus) less body weight and length, but higher than species with a gold crown in the wing span. Copies reach span of up to two meters.
The largest rodent in the world Capybara or porpoise
The largest rodent - capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), the inhabitant of most tropical and temperate parts of South America and the east of the Andes, who lives near the water. Adult capybaras can reach 1.5 meters in length and 0.9 meters in height with a maximum weight of 105.4 kg. This is - a very social kind and easy to get along next to a man.
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 consisting of more than 29,000 varieties, as well as the largest class of existing vertebrates.
The largest bony fish - a widespread ocean sunfish (Mola mola). It resembles a fish head with a tail, and the bulk of the flattened side. In mature ocean sunfish average length - 1.8 meters, the length of the fin to fin 2.5 meters and an average weight of 1,000 kg. Came across fish to 3.3 meters in length, weighing up to 2,300 kg.
The largest snake: Green Anaconda
The most massive of the world of reptiles - Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus). The maximum recorded size is 7.5 meters in length and 250 kg weight, although rumors of larger anacondas widespread. Python (Python reticulatus) of Southeast Asia longer but much easier, its length is as much as 9.7 meters.
The largest bird in the world: Ostrich
The largest bird - the ostrich (Struthio camelus), inhabitant of the plains of Africa and Arabia. A large male ostrich can reach a height of 2.8 m, weighing more than 156 kg. Eggs laid by an ostrich can weigh 1.4 kg and are the largest eggs in the world. They may also be run at maximum speed of about 97.5 km / h, which also makes ostrich fastest bird on the ground 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 wing span.Dalmatian pelicans - the heaviest flying birds in the world, on average, although large male bustards and swans can exceed the maximum weight in the pelican.
The largest arthropod in the world: Japanese spider crab
Japanese spider crab - view of sea crab that lives in the waters around Japan. Its length is greater than that of any arthropod, reaching 3.8 meters, weight - 19 kg. In its natural habitat Japanese spider crab feeds on shellfish and can live for 100 years.
Belgian Blue cows look as if his whole life they had, tyagaya iron in the gym. But in fact, a powerful set of muscles they had presented a thorough selection and genetics.
As the name implies, cows bred in Belgium. In the second half of the 19th century shortornskie bulls were shipped from the United Kingdom to Belgium to improve dairy cattle. Until the 1960s the breed was balanced and give the average amount of milk and the average amount of meat, but in response to the requirements of the meat industry, the Belgian Blue was subjected to selection to remove meat breed.The breed is characterized by muscle size, guaranteeing a low fat content and special tenderness of the meat, which makes Belgian Blue is very popular breed.
The muscles of the bulls of the Belgian Blue breed two times more than conventional breeds, each bull weighs more than a ton. Scientists were able to achieve this due to the "violation" of the work of a gene that controls the generation of an a protein that suppresses the growth of the muscles after a certain point, creating, thus, Arnold Schwarzenegger in the animal world.
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The largest rodent in the world, for those who are not a fan of mice and rats, capybaras can be seen as the worst nightmare for them.
Living in South America, Capybaras can grow up to 4 feet and 3 inches in length, up to 140 pounds of weight and do everything like a big, heavy rat.
Known as man's best friend, dogs come in all shapes and sizes. From tiny chihuahua, which may be no more than a few inches in length, with dogs which have the size of a small horse.
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Often called the Giant Neotropical Toad, Cane toads are one of the biggest species of frogs in the world, and in comparison with other similar amphibians, such as frogs, may appear somewhat daunting.
On average, Cane Toads about 6 inches long, but there were details about Kane toads to 15 inches.
Belt yaervi can reach up to 50 meters in length, making them the largest bezhrebetnymi beings in the world.
Large vertebrate fauna blue whales are uvlekatelnyi spectacle, reaching over 100 feet in length. Add to that their substantial weight of nearly 200 tons, and you can not do anything as taken aback by their enormous size when physically see the blue whale.
With a wingspan of up to 10 feet, Andean condor is the largest flying birds in the world.
Living up to 50 years, they are among the most enduring of birds in the world.
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