The largest animals in the world
Our world is full of amazing animals, big and small, short and tall. In this article we will look at 15 biggest animal in the world, classified in different categories such as mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and so on. D.
The largest 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 ton, the average size of the Indian elephant, and his heart weighs approximately 600 kg and is the largest known in any animal. Not only is the size of a blue whale heart 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 6 tons Female elephant is much less, 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 due to its large size, but the young (especially newborn) are vulnerable to attack by lions and crocodiles, and (rarely) before attacking leopard and hyena.
The tallest land animal in the world: Giraffe
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African mammal artiodactyl and the highest 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. At extremely elongated neck of giraffe, reaching more than 2 m in length, accounting for almost half the vertical height of the animal. Long neck should be of disproportionate extension of the cervical spine.
The largest carnivores in the world: Southern elephant seal
Southern elephant seal - the largest carnivore that lives today. The size of these seals in males and females varies 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 kg and a length of from 2.6 to 3 meters, 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 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 eventually higher. 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, 1 and 003 kg, 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 adult sea crocodile male is 409 - 1, 000 kg, and the length generally 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, since it is often eaten. Living in rocky mountain streams and lakes in China, salamander critical danger of being exposed due to loss of habitat, pollution, and over the capture, because its meat is considered a delicacy and used in traditional Chinese medicine.
The largest rabbit / hare in the world: Flemish Giant
Flemish giant - an old breed of domesticated rabbits, originating from the Flemish Region. They were bred as early as the 16th century, around the town of Ghent, Belgium. Rabbits can weigh up to 12.7 kg
The largest Bats in the World: A giant flying fox zolotokoronnaya
The largest bat species - Giant flying fox with a golden crown (Acerodon jubatus), Krylgan endangered 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 may reach almost 1.8 m. Simple large Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus) smaller in body weight and length, but exceeds varieties with gold crown in wing span. Copies reach in the extent of up to two meters.
The largest rodent in the world Capybara, or guinea pig
The largest rodent - capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), the inhabitant of most tropical and temperate parts of South America east of the Andes and living near 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 - the taxonomic group of fish that have bony as opposed to cartilaginous skeleton. This is an extremely rich and diverse 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 flattened from the 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. Across fish to 3.3 meters in length, weighing up to 2 300 kg.
The largest snake: Green Anaconda
The most massive reptile world - Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus). The maximum recorded size is 7.5 meters in length and 250 kg weight, although rumors of larger anacondas are widespread. Python (Python reticulatus) Southeast Asia is longer but much easier, its length is as much as 9.7 meters.
The biggest bird in the world: Ostrich
The largest bird - the ostrich (Struthio camelus), inhabitant of the plains of Africa and Arabia. Large male ostrich can reach a height of 2.8 meters, weighing more than 156 kg. Eggs laid by an ostrich can weigh 1.4 kg and are the largest eggs in the world. They can also run at maximum speeds of about 97.5 km / h, making the ostrich and the fastest bird on earth 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 pelican. Distributed from southeastern Europe to India and China in swamps and shallow lakes. This is the largest of the pelican, averaging about 160-180 cm in length, 11-15 kilograms in weight, and slightly more than 3 m in the wing span. Dalmatian pelicans - the heaviest flying birds in the world, on average, although large male bustards and swans can exceed pelican in maximum weight.
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 longer than that of any arthropod reaches 3.8 meters, weight - up to 19 kg. In its natural habitat Japanese spider crab feeds on shellfish and can live for 100 years.