The world's largest

In nature, many interesting animals and creatures that we never even seen, only heard of them.
I want to show you 15 largest 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 his heart weighs about 600 pounds and is the largest known in any animal. Not only that, 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 elephants - the largest of the living terrestrial animal. With males reaching 6 - 7.5 meters in length and 3.3 meters in height, and weighing 6 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 infants) are vulnerable to attack by lions and crocodiles, 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 of the vertical height of the animal. 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 are generally five - six times heavier than females. While the average weight of females 400 - 900 kg and a length of from 2.6 to 3 meters, males usually weigh from 2, 200 to 4, 000 pounds.

The largest land carnivores in the world: White Polar Bear and Kodiak bear.

The largest terrestrial carnivores - Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and Kodiak bear, a subspecies of brown bear. As they are about the same size of the body, it is not clear that the bear finally 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 respectively 1 003 kg 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. Weight of an adult male saltwater crocodile is 409 - 1, 000 pounds, and the length usually ranges from 4.1 to 5.5 meters. However, mature males can exceed 6 meters and weigh more than 1, 000 pounds. 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 the 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 it is often used in food. Living in the rocky mountain streams and lakes in China, salamander critical hazards being exposed due to habitat loss, pollution and over catching because of its 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. Just more Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus) less in body weight and length, but more than varieties with a golden crown in the wing span. Copies reached span of up to two meters.

The largest rodent in the world Capybara, or guinea pig.

The largest rodent - capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), inhabitant of most tropical and temperate parts of South America east of the Andes and living 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 with 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 its main part is smoothed by. 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 pounds. Across fish to 3.3 meters in length, weighing up to 2 300 kg.

The biggest snake: Green Anaconda.

The most massive world of reptiles - Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus). The maximum recorded size is 7.5 meters in length and 250 kg of weight, although rumors of a large anaconda widespread. Python (Python reticulatus) Southeast Asia longer, but much lighter, its length is as much as 9.7 meters.

The largest bird in the world: Ostrich.

The biggest bird - ostrich (Struthio camelus), inhabitant of the plains of Africa and Arabia. 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 run at a maximum speed of about 97.5 km / h, making it very fast and ostrich 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 a 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 m wing span. Dalmatian pelicans - the heaviest flying birds in the world, on average, although large male bustards and swans may exceed the maximum weight of a pelican.

The largest arthropod in the world: Japanese spider crab.

Japanese spider crab - view of the sea crab that lives in the waters around Japan. Its length is greater than that of any arthropod, reaching up to 3.8 meters and weighing up to 19 kg. In its natural habitat Japanese spider crab feeds on shellfish and can live for 100 years.



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