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Largest Animals of the Animal Kingdom

Some animals of the animal kingdom are exceptionally large, though not as large as prehistoric animals used to be. Some have long neck and some have long lengths. From Blue Whale which lives in the oceans to African Bush elephant that lives on ground, there are all types of large animals that exist today.

 Largest Animals

Blue Whale

Blue Whale is the largest known animal. It could reach a maximum of 100 feet of length and could weigh around 180 tonnes. Blue Wahle's skin is of bluish-grey color, thus the name. The largest recorded male was almost 104 feet long.


Giraffes are known for their long necks and legs. Their neck constitue a large portion of their height. The tallest recorded female was 19.3 feet tall. Giraffes usually eat leaves of the tall trees. They spread their legs when they have to drink water from river.

African Bush Elephant

African Bush Elephant is the largest land animal. The The largest male was 13 feet tall, till shoulders and weighed around 11 tons. Male elephants are called Bulls. Males are aggressive when compared to the females.

Indian Gaur

Indian Gaur is mostly mistaken for a Bison. Its white socks like hoofs distinguish from Bisons of Africa. This bovine is native to Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is the tallest of wild cattle species.

Nile Crocodile

Wildlife experts often argue if Nile crocodile is larger than the salt water crocodile. It is the largest freshwater predator in Africa and is found in rivers, marshlands and lakes across Africa. Although Nile Crocs are capable of living is saline waters, they are hardly found there. They could grow upto 18 feet in length.


Ostriches are the largest living birds. Though they are flightless, they make up to it with their running speed. Ostriches have strong legs and can run upto a speed of 70 km/hr. It also lays the largest egg of all living birds.

White Rhino

White Rhinos are native to Africa. These are the largest species of Rhinos. These rhinos could have a maximum body length of 14 feet. The rare subspecies of Northern part has lost its last male Rhino in 2018 and is heading towards extinction.

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