The 10 biggest animals

10. Capybara The capybara (another name: waterfowl) is the largest member of the Rodent family. The word capybara means "lord of grasses" in Native American. An adult capybara reaches a length of 135 cm and a height of 60 cm at the withers. Capybara weighs up to 65 kg, and females are larger than males.

9. Tiger The tiger is the largest predator in the feline family. The largest tigers are the Bengal tiger and the Amur tiger. The size of these large cats can reach up to 3 meters in length, not including the length of the tail. The weight of the tiger can be up to 300 kg. Height at withers is up to 115 cm. There are known records of weight for these tiger species. The maximum weight of the Bengal tiger was 388 kg, and that of the Amur tiger was 384 kg. The word tiger means "sharp" and "fast".

8. Polar bear The polar bear (other names: polar bear, northern bear, umka) is a large predator of the Bear family. It is the only largest land predator on the planet that tends to stalk and hunt humans, treating them as equal prey. The polar bear can reach a body length of 3 meters and weigh 1 ton. Height at the withers is up to 150 cm. Females are smaller than males.

7. The big red kangaroo The great red kangaroo (another name: ginger giant kangaroo) is the largest kangaroo. Adult males reach a length of 1.5 meters and a body weight of 85 kg. The tail is about 1 meter long. Sometimes especially large males are up to 2 meters tall. Females are smaller than males.

6. Gorilla Gorillas are a genus of the largest apes, members of the Primates order. Adult males can be up to 2 meters tall and have a shoulder width of 1 meter. Males weigh 250 kg or more. Females are almost half the size of males.

5. Giraffe The giraffe is a mammal from the Partipede order, which is the tallest animal on the planet. The neck length of these animals is 1/3 of the length of the entire body. The male reaches a height of up to 6 meters and weighs about 1000 kg. Females are somewhat smaller than males in size.

4. Hippopotamus The common hippopotamus, or hippopotamus, is a large land mammal from the order of Lepidoptera. Weighing 3 tons is not uncommon for this animal, as it can weigh up to 4.5 tons. The hippopotamus is up to 165 cm tall. Its body length as an adult is usually up to 3 meters, but can also be up to 5 meters.

3. white rhinoceros The white rhinoceros is a huge mammal, a member of the Rhinoceros family. Older males reach a body weight of 5 tons. Usually rhinos weigh 2-2.5 tons. Their body length is 4 meters and height is 2 meters.

2. The savanna elephant The savanna elephant is an animal of the African elephant family. The savanna elephant is the largest animal and the largest land mammal. The body length of these elephants reaches 7 meters and the height is 3.5 meters. The average body weight of the word is 7 tons, but can reach up to 12 tons. Males are slightly larger than females.

1. Blue whale The blue whale, or blue whale, is the largest animal on Earth by mass and length ever lived. It is also the largest whale of all cetaceans and the largest mammal. The size of the blue whale is quite impressive. It is not for nothing that the blue whale is currently the largest animal on Earth. These giants reach a length of 30 meters and weigh over 150 tons. And despite such size, the blue whale flips on its back with ease, as you can see in the photo below. The females are slightly larger than the males. The largest female blue whale was 33 meters long and weighed 190 tons, and the largest male was 180 tons with a body length of 31 meters.


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