You do not have to be an animal expert to know that dinosaurs were massive creatures. The dinosaur is not the only species of animals to be massive, however. But with the rise of humans and predators, these creatures stopped growing that big. These days, animal gigantism mostly happens in islands because the animals there are isolated from the mainland and therefore have fewer predators and more resources. Get ready because the size of the animals on the list will shock you! It is hard to believe that many of them eat the same amount of food as their normal-size counterparts…
This Bull Is 3,682 Pounds Of “All Muscle”
In 2009, a bull called Field Marshall had a weight of 3,682 pounds! Only He was able to pain 300 pounds in just one year. Arthur Duckett, the owner, said, “He’s in very good health and there’s no reason why he won’t keep on growing. He’s only eight and unless something unforeseen happens he will get bigger and bigger. But he’s not fat – he’s all muscle. I could feed him heavier but I don’t want to make him look grotesque, I want him to be healthy and put on weight naturally. That’s why I keep him outdoors in a field and not inside.”
The Endangered Giant Mekong Catfish
On May 1, 2005, these northern Thailand fishermen caught a giant catfish in the Mekong River. It weighed 646 pounds and had been nearly 9 feet long! This meant that it was as huge as a grizzly bear. The creature is actually the biggest freshwater fish in history. Sadly, they are endangered and are disappearing. A World Wildlife Fund member by the name of Zeb Hogan shared, “I’m thrilled that we’ve set a new record, but we need to put this discovery in context: these giant fish are uniformly poorly studied and some are critically endangered. Some, like the Mekong giant catfish, face extinction.”
Meet Moose, A Massive Percheron Stallion
The gigantic horse in the photo is the draft horse who has earned the honor of being the Percheron supreme world champion. He has been named Windermere’s North American Maid, but you can call him Moose. His owners have said that he has won a lot of championships across North America. They explained, “We started calling North American Maid ‘Moose’ because he was always such a big colt. Now he stands 19 hands and moves with incredible action.” They also talked about the breeding program that they used him for: “We feel Moose is the complete package in a Percheron stallion; one where you can acquire the size to be competitive in the show ring without sacrificing style.”
The Titan Longhorn Beetle
You might want to skip to the next one if you do not like bugs. The Titan longhorn beetle lives in the South America rainforests. You can find these critters in Colombia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil. They are among the biggest beetles on the planet! The biggest specimen found had a length of 6.6 inches! Even though Hercules beetles are sometimes longer than that, they are measured from the horn protruding from the thorax. This means that the bodies of the Titans are a lot bigger than that. They also have mandibles so strong that they can snap pencils in half. Their strong jaws, hiss, and bite are effective at warding off predators. Aside from that, the adults do not eat but look for mates.
Look At The Legs On The Japanese Spider Crab
The Japanese Spider Crab is the biggest crab in the world! They live in the waters of the Asian country and have the biggest leg spans of all arthropods. From claw to claw, their legs can grow as long as 18 feet. The width of their bodies can go up to 16 inches, while they can weigh up to 42 pounds. They are also known as “taka-ashi-gani,” which literally means “tall legs crab.” Their armored body keeps them safe from predators like octopi. It is neat to hear that they are great at camouflage and hide with the use of sponges, shells, and other water elements. They are considered a delicacy as well!
This Jellyfish Is Bigger Than An Adult Human
Lizzy Daly and Dan Abbott, a biologist and an underwater cameraman, had been diving near the English coast when they saw a huge barrel jellyfish. It was even bigger than Daly! The incident happened in July 2019. She took to social media to share the photo and wrote, “Woah!!!!! We went diving in Falmouth yesterday to finish off #WildOceanWeek and came across this GIANT barrel jellyfish! What a way to finish off this marine wildlife adventure!” The two of them had been filming wildlife footage to help a fundraiser for the Marine Conservation Society. On average, the animals have a diameter of 16 inches, although there are times when they can grow up to 35 inches!
This Saltwater Crocodile Eats Bull Sharks
In general, male saltwater crocodiles to weigh anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 pounds. In 2014, a giant saltwater crocodile called Brutus made headlines when he caught a bull shark between his jaws! The croc was 18 feet long and was seen in the Adelaide River. Originally, he was famous for snacking on kangaroo meat in his “jumping crocodile” tour. However, what truly made him a celebrity was his encounter with the poor shark. “It’s pretty gobsmacking for them. A lot of people who come on these cruises haven’t seen a crocodile before. To see them in the wild up so close, I think they’re awed. It’s like seeing a dinosaur really,” explained an Adelaide River Cruises representative called Harry Bowman.
Chilli The Giant Cow Is Taller Than Other Bovines
You are looking at a photo of Chilli the big cow with his caretaker, Jenny Wheadon. She works at the Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Somerset, England. The cow is incredibly big at 6 feet 6 inches tall. In 2008, she talked to Today about him: “He’s fed exactly the same as the other cattle — just fresh Somerset grass and good air.” A regular-sized cow is usually 18 inches shorter than Chilli, who weighs an incredible 2,750 pounds. Together with four other cows, he was abandoned there one morning. However, he was the only one who was that huge. “He just grew and continued to grow and grow,” Jenny revealed.
The Ocean Sunfish Is The Biggest Fish On Earth
Also called the Mola Mola, the Ocean Sunfish is the heaviest and largest bony fish on Earth. You can identify one because it has a huge head, a flat body, and an unbelievable size. These creatures normally weigh more than 2,200 pounds. They have fins that can grow as long as eight feet. There have been bigger specimens recorded to weigh as much as 5,100 pounds with fins that were anywhere from 10.8 feet to 14 feet in length! They live in temperate and tropical areas. Sadly, these creatures have to deal with a lot of predators. After all, sharks, killer whales, and sea lions find them delicious!
This Donkey Is Nearly Double The Size Of An Average One
Oklahoma Sam had been four years old when he was hailed the “Tallest Living Donkey” back in 2012. At a height of 15.3 hands, he was a lot bigger than an average donkey. After all, these creatures normally reach a height of eight hands at most. He lived in California with a few other animals such as a duck, a macaw, a goose, and four cats. His pals did not seem bothered by his size. Linda Davis, the owner, told the Guinness World Records this: “It actually doesn’t cost any more to have a donkey of this size. He doesn’t eat more. In fact, if I give him more bale he’ll just use it to make his bedding more comfortable.”
This Is Not A Sea Monster But A Giant Oarfish
The longest bony fish, on the other hand, is the giant oarfish. It can grow as long as 110 feet! The hugest specimen of oarfish had a weight of 600 pounds. When they wash up on the shore, they often make headlines since they are humungous. Thanks to their size, they have been mistaken for “sea serpents” many times in the past. After all, they have silver scales with dark marks and swim undulatingly. These creatures have been named for the shape of their fins! There is not a lot of information about them, but we do know that they are solitary creatures that eat krill, fish, squid, and small crustaceans.
A Tibetan Mastiff Is The Most Expensive Dog In The World
Tibetan Mastiffs can reach a weight of up to 286 pounds when they reach adulthood. In 2011, one of these dogs sold for $1.5 million and earned the title of the most expensive dog on the planet. In China, these creatures are seen as a status symbol. Rich Chinese people like to show off this way instead of shelling out money on jewelry and cars. One reason is the fact that they are red, which is thought to be lucky in the culture. They are thought to be holy creatures that grant the owners security and health.
The Terrifying Giant Freshwater Stingray
It is possible for these creatures to weigh up to 1,300 pounds and reach a length of 6.2 feet! They live in the Mekong River as well. These animals are indigenous to estuaries and rivers in Borneo and Indochina, but they are endangered. Sadly, people like to hunt them down for recreation or for meat. The stingrays are also placed in aquariums for display. Another reason their numbers keep going down is that their habitats are getting more polluted. These creatures eat invertebrates and fish. Female stingrays usually give birth to anywhere from one to four babies. While they are not aggressive, their sting can penetrate your bones! In fact, Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray.
The Bismarck Flying Fox Of Papua New Guinea
Named after the Bismarck Archipelago, you can find this creature in Papua New Guinea. The Bismarck masked flying fox is the biggest bat in the world! These animals got their name because their heads make them look like foxes. They have a wingspan that can grow as long as 5.25 feet, although most of them are just below 5 feet. The animals have pointed ears and good eyes but no tail. It is fascinating to learn that the males can lactate! They eat nectar, flowers, and fruits. Just so you know, their colonies can sometimes accommodate as many as 200,000 bats! Whoa.
Meet The Biggest Bunnies In The World
Do you know who the longest bunny in the world is? According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the title goes to Darius the bunny at 4 feet 4 inches long. However, his son Jeff is even longer than him by an inch. His daughter Enya, however, is expected to outgrow them in the future. The continental giant bunnies used to be bred for meat, but they are excellent house pets as well. Darius is now so big that his owner Annette Edwards keeps him in a dog crate. It is not cheap to keep him either because he eats more than 700 apples and 2,000 carrots on top of a lot of rabbit food every single year.
Former Runt Of The Litter Now Weighs 245 Pounds
Here is another animal who has made it to the Guinness World Records. Giant George is officially the tallest living dog! From his shoulder to his paw, he measures 3 feet 7 inches. This means that he is almost 7 feet long! He also weighs more than the average Great Dane at 245 pounds. His owners Christie and Dave Nasser said that he was the runt of the litter. On the website, they explained, “Eager to play … this big Great Dane was scared of water, scared of dogs a fraction of his size and, most of all, scared of being alone.”
A Pig From China Weighed Nearly 2,000 Pounds
A pig, depending on the type, will normally weigh 100 to 240 pounds. However, the one in the photo weighs more than 10 times of that! The gigantic pig hails from China and weighs an unbelievable 1,984 pounds. Even though he only lived to be 5 years old, he had a good life. He only ate high-quality food and had a nice pigsty to call home. The Liaoning Provincial Agricultural Museum had been so proud of him that they even got in touch with the Guinness Book of Records so that he could be listed down as the largest pig in recorded history.
This Flemish Giant Rabbit Is The Same Size As A Collie
The biggest domestic rabbit breed is the Flemish Giant. As a matter of fact, it is basically the largest breed in the species! It is not rare for these creatures to weigh up to 22 pounds. Records say that the longest one had been around 4 feet 3 inches long. If you look at the photo below, you will notice that it is just as big as the Collie sleeping beside it. Even though they can be awesome pets, they are usually bred for their meat and fur. They are docile creatures with nice temperaments that feed on Timothy hay like other rabbits do. The truth is that they have been bred in Belgium as early as the 16th century!
The Coconut Crab Can Grow Up To 3 Feet Long
In case you did not know, a hermit crab species called the Coconut Crab is the biggest crab in the world! These creatures can weigh as much as nine pounds and reach a leg-to-leg length of up to 3 feet 3 inches. They are found in various islands in the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. They usually eat nuts, seeds, and fruits, although they also eat carrion and the like. Do not let the name mislead you because there is not a whole lot of coconut in their diet. They simply climb whatever they can when they feel threatened and are looking for safety. Trust us, you will never forget the sight of these creatures scaling a wall!
This Terrifying Bird Of Prey Has A Wingspan Of 8 To 10 Feet
Even regular birds of prey are already terrifying enough, so you can imagine how scary this creature is. The Cinereous Vulture can have a wingspan length of 8 to 10 feet and weigh as much as 31 pounds. Female ones are a little bigger than male ones as well. Known as one of the heaviest flying birds in the world, it is a solitary creature that occasionally lives in pairs. Packs made up of as many as 20 birds might convene to eat carcasses. They primarily eat carrion. Sadly, they are “near threatened” thanks to the destruction of their habitats, as well as their tendency to eat poisoned food meant for dogs and the like.
The Biggest Jellyfish You Will Ever Find
When it comes to jellyfish, the biggest species happens to be the Lion’s Mane Jellyfish. It has been named that way because its tentacles resemble the mane of a lion. The biggest specimen in recorded history was discovered on the shore of Massachusetts Bay back in 1870. Its bell measured around 7 feet 6 inches, while the tentacles were as long as 121 feet. It is probably going to take a long time before this record is broken! The Lion’s Mane jellyfish lives in cold water and has a lifespan of approximately a year. Isn’t it gruesome to hear that it actually eats smaller jellyfish as part of its diet?
One Of The Largest Ants On The Planet
Also called Dinoponera, the giant Amazonian ant is one of the biggest ants around. Even though you hear about the bullet ant more often thanks to its painful sting and huge size, a female giant Amazonian ant can grow as long as 1.2 inches to 1.6 inches. This species lives in South America and often forms colonies made up of fewer than a hundred ants. You should always be careful around them since they are still very poisonous even though their venom does not attract a lot of attention. As a matter of fact, the sting has been known to induce extreme pain for as long as 48 hours after the first contact. Ouch.
The Maine Coon Is A Gentle Giant
The Maine Coon is one of the oldest and biggest domestic breeds that come from North America. It is actually the biggest domesticated breed of cats in the world! Male ones can grow as tall as 10 to 16 inches and weigh anywhere from 13 to 18 pounds. Female ones tend to be a bit smaller than their male counterparts. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest domestic cat in history is none other than a Maine Coon by the name of Stewie! From nose to tail, he measured 48.5 inches. We know that these creatures cast an imposing profile, but they are actually gentle, intelligent, and playful.
The Giant African Snail Is The Biggest Land Snail
What is the biggest land gastropod? The answer to that question is the Giant African Snail. The hugest one measured 15.5 inches and weighed 2 pounds. However, this is not the only thing that this species has going for it. The truth is that it is also one of the most invasive snail species on the planet. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture even considers it as a serious potential threat to crops and agriculture in the country. On average, these snails live anywhere from 5 to 7 years. When it comes to their diet, they can eat as many as 500 different plant species.
The Biggest Animal To Have Ever Existed
We have already talked about animals that are the biggest among their species, but which animal is the biggest animal in existence? It is none other than a Blue Whale that has reached a length of 98 feet and weighed 190 tons. There was a time when the seas were abundant with these majestic creatures. Sadly, whaling has led to a dwindling population. Nowadays, it is believed that are only 10,000 to 25,000 of them in the world. Their diet primarily consists of krill – they actually eat as much as 40 million of these in a single day! On average, the heart of a blue whale weighs 400 pounds, the largest of any animal.
Gary The Capybara Is The Largest Pet Rodent
Next on our list the biggest pet rodent in the world. Gary the Capybara stands at around the same size as a medium dog. Now a beloved member of his family, he was adopted in Venezuela by Richard Loveman and Melanie Typaldos! They brought him home to Texas after falling in love with him on a trip. Described as a fast learner, Gary likes to spend his days in the swimming pool. Ms. Typaldos has even said that the capybara can stand up, shake hands, jump, and turn in circles on command. He likes to sleep beside his owner in their bed. Isn’t that the cutest thing you have ever heard?
Colin Kapernick And His Giant Pet Tortoise
Even though Colin Kapernick is best known for his mobility and elusiveness on the football field, his pet Sammy was nothing like him. At 115 pounds, the giant tortoise hails from the third biggest tortoise species on the planet. They can live as long as 150 years, so it is possible for these creatures to outlive their owners. As a matter of fact, it is not unusual for owners to add these creatures to their will in case anything happens. Do you remember when the San Francisco 49ers had been on their way to the Super Bowl in 2013? At the time, Sammy the tortoise had been active on Twitter and had a lot of things to say!
The Hugest Land Carnivores
The Kodiak bear and the Polar bear are some of the biggest land carnivores in the world. A male polar bear usually weighs 772 to 1,543 pounds. On the other hand, the female counterpart only weighs half of that on average. Seal is the meat of choice of these creatures. Thanks to climate change, the Polar Bear has a vulnerable conservation status. Biologists believe that there are only 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears on the planet right now. Even though they are usually painted as very aggressive creatures, there is no truth to this. As a matter of fact, Polar Bears tend to avoid confrontation and escape when they can.
Another Contender For The Title
Let us talk about the Kodiak bear this time. Named after the Southwest Alaskan islands, this creature has similar measurements to the Polar bear. This is the reason they share the title for the biggest land carnivore! Polar bears almost exclusively eat meat, but the Kodiak bear has a more diverse diet that depends on the season. In spring, these animals like to eat fresh vegetation near the carcasses of animals that did not survive the winter. On the other hand, they eat berries, vegetation, and salmon in the summer. Regardless of the time of the year, they eat deer, seaweed, and garbage. Even though most adult bears die of natural causes, nearly all adult male Kodiak bears die at the hands of hunters.
Bob The Goldfish Is Larger Than Life
We want to introduce you to Big Bob. He is a goldfish that is as big as a Subway foot-long sandwich! Anne Cooper, his owner, got him from the pet shop. Even though he was just an inch long back then, he now dwarfs the other fish in her tank! He is actually living in his fifth tank because he kept outgrowing his old ones. According to Anne, he tends to get violent when he is not fed on time and thrashes around so violently that he scares off her cats. Aside from this, Big Bob also has a hatred of the color red.
The Chinese Giant Salamander Is The Largest Amphibian
The Chinese giant salamander lives in the lakes and mountain streams of China. It is also the biggest amphibian out there! An adult salamander typically measures around 3.77 feet across and weighs anywhere from 55 pounds to 66 pounds. The heaviest specimen ever discovered weighed 110 pounds and measured 5.9 feet across. These animals eat a lot of things. They typically feed on things like worms, fish, crabs, insects, shrimps, water shrews, and other amphibians. Sadly, its current conservation status is critically endangered. The population of this amphibian continues to go down at the hands of humans. It is also neat to learn that these creatures have unique vocalizations that sound like a crying child!
The Second Biggest Invertebrate Is Not A Myth
There was a time when it was thought that the giant squid was nothing more than a myth. In 2002, it was photographed by a team of Japanese scientists at last. Two years later, the first one was captured in the wild. It is one of the largest living invertebrates, second only to the very rare and elusive Colossal squid. A female giant squid can reach a length of 43 feet and a weight of 606 pounds, while the male one can grow as long as 33 feet from top to bottom and weigh half of that at most. When it comes to their diet, they eat deep-sea fish and fellow squid. They are only preyed upon by the Sperm whale.
This Terrifying Snake Of The Amazon Rainforest
With a maximum weight of 550 pounds and a maximum length of 30 feet, the Green Anaconda is the biggest snake in the world. Not only that, but it is also the largest reptile on the planet! It is not the longest snake out there, but it is bigger than anything else when the weight is taken into consideration. This snake lives in remote areas across central South America. It normally sticks to spots near the bodies of water in the Amazon. They keep growing throughout their lives and are primarily nocturnal animals that eat caimans, capybaras, deer, tapirs, and even jaguars! They are truly terrifying creatures.
The Biggest Frog Species On The Planet
Even though it is not the biggest amphibian on the planet, the Goliath frog is still the biggest living frog species on Earth. It is possible for them to weigh more than seven pounds. They reside in the rivers of African countries such as Cameroon and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. These creatures eat turtles, crabs, spiders, worms, insects, and smaller frogs. They also eat snakes, but only the small ones since the bigger ones eat their eggs. Even though Goliath frogs have a maximum lifespan of 15 years, they are now considered to be an endangered species like the other animals on the list.
The Goliath Spider Is The Biggest Spider Out There
Also called the bird-eating spider, the Goliath Spider is the biggest spider when it comes to size and mass. It lives in the South American rainforests and resides in burrows. The female ones can live for 15 to 15 years. On the other hand, the male counterparts have a lifespan of 3 to 6 years. Even though it has received a cool nickname, the truth is that it does not usually eat adult birds. More often than not, it feeds on amphibians, rodents, snakes, and spiders instead. Even though it is venomous, the venom is not quite as powerful as you would think. In fact, its venom is comparable to a sting from a wasp!
On The Other Hand, The Giant Huntsman Is The Longest Spider
But the Giant Huntsman trumps the Goliath Spider in terms of leg span. It is less bulky, but its legs can reach a length of one foot! This arachnid is native to Laos and primarily lives in caves. They do not weave webs like its fellow spiders because they prefer to hunt prey instead. While it is a venomous animal, it is not generally thought to be a huge threat to us. As a matter of fact, you might have even seen stories about people who took in these huge creatures as pets! They mostly eat insects and the occasional gecko.
The Whale Shark Is Another Gentle Giant
Even though the blue whale is considered to be the biggest creature in the world, the whale shark is the largest fish. It is not considered dangerous. As a matter of fact, it is a playful creature that sometimes lets divers hop on its back. In general, it lives in tropical waters close to the equator. Considered a filter feeder, it mostly eats planktons. However, it is also known to eat small fish, krill, and small squid every now and then. The biggest one on record had a length of 41.5 feet and a weight of 47,000 pounds.
The Biggest Sea Turtle In The World Is The Leatherback
The biggest turtle alive is the leatherback sea turtle. Aside from this, it is also considered to be among the heaviest reptiles out there. Even though it is a turtle, it does not have a bone shell. The skin in that part of the body is simply exposed! The average Leatherback has a length of 6 feet to 7 feet and a weight of anywhere from 550 pounds to 1,540 pounds. When it comes to distribution, they are found in all the oceans. The biggest ones are normally found in the Caribbean where the average Leatherback weighs 847 pounds. We still do not know a lot about these creatures, but they mostly eat jellyfish!
Among The Biggest Insects In The World
With its incredible size and weight, the Goliath Beetle is one of the biggest insects on Earth. During the larval stage, it can weight anywhere from 2.8 oz to 3.5 oz and grow as long as 9.8 inches. However, their weight is halved by the time they reach adulthood. An adult male will only reach 2.4 inches to 4.3 inches as well! They are native to the tropical forests of Africa. If you want to figure out its sex, you should know that the males have a horn that it uses to fight off others when it is looking for food or a mate. These beetles require a lot of protein and tend to subsist on tree sap in the wild. However, people also feed them cat and dog food for extra protein when they are kept as house pets.
The Biggest Living Land Animal Is The African Elephant
Weighing nearly six tons, the African elephant is the biggest living land animal. In case you need some context, that is almost equivalent to 3 cars! The biggest ones reach a length of 7.5 meters and a shoulder height of 3.3 meters. They have giant ears that let them radiate more heat, which is important since they are always under the hot sun. The tusk is its most impressive feature, but it is its downfall as well. It is terrible to hear that these animals are under severe threat thanks to habitat loss and poachers.
Giraffes Are Roughly As Tall As Bungalows
The World Wildlife Federation has reported that the tallest terrestrial mammal in the world is the giraffe. Male ones stand at a height of five meters, which is roughly as high as a bungalow. It is also impressive to learn that these creatures have a huge heart! These gentle giants have hearts measuring two feet and a blood pressure that is three times higher than ours. This makes sense when you consider that it needs to pump blood through its very long neck. These animals are so tall that it is hard for them to stand up when they are seated. This is the reason you almost always see them in a standing position.
Frankie The Great Dane Used To Be The Biggest Dog In The World
Even though Frankie the Great Dane looks a little intimidating, he actually has a huge heart! This seven-foot dog lives in England and holds a record. In December 2016, he was hailed the tallest dog on the planet by the Guinness Book of World records. However, he was upstaged by Big George in 2017. At any rate, he is a big fellow who weighs 210 pounds and eats food worth $134 to satiate his incredible appetite. Apparently, his favorite meal is either peanut butter on toast or a whole roast chicken. Aside from edible food, he likes to chew on sofas and has actually ruined 23 of them in the past.
The Largest Butterfly On The Planet Is A Lady
Compared to the other entries on the list, butterflies are pretty small. However, Queen Alexandra’s birdwing butterfly is the biggest of them all. It has a wingspan of 11 inches, almost one whole foot. It lives exclusively in Papua New Guinea and had been discovered by a naturalist and wildlife collector by the name of Albert Steward Meek back in 1906. The female ones are nothing short of stunning. They are also much bigger than the male counterparts, who have more vibrant colors in their blue and green wings. The female ones, on the other hand, have brown wings that have white triangles on them.
The Longest Earthworm Is More Than Nine Feet Long
All right, this one is a little gross. We know that you do not really want to waste your brain cells on the slippery creatures sliding in and out of the soil. However, these creatures are really quite fascinating. The Giant Gippsland earthworm is among the biggest things lurking below the ground. It can reach a length of 9.8 feet and has a lifespan of five years. Despite everything, there is no need for you to worry. We doubt that you are going to find one of these in your front lawn. After all, they prefer to live in the wet subsoils near riverbanks and rarely come above the ground! Are you relieved to hear that?
The Largest Living Cat In The World Is Called Hercules
Weighing in at 922 pounds, the name Hercules is definitely appropriate for this liger! If you do not know what a liger is, it is the result of a cross between a tiger and a lion. They are also the biggest among the big cats! The big cat in the photo lives in the Myrtle Beach Safari Wildlife Preserve Home. He has a length of 131 inches and stands at a shoulder height of 49 inches. He is not as fierce as you might think because despite weighing a hundred times more than a house cat, he still likes to drink milk and play like a kitty.
People Could Not Figure Out What This Gigantic Worm Was
In December 2013, netizens could not stop talking about this photo of a massive earthworm! Thanks to its size, people were convinced that it was fake. However, it was indeed a real worm. Mickey Grosman found it after crossing 5,000 miles across South America. He found this huge guy at the Sumaco National Park but had no idea what on earth it could be. Some of the reports said that it was likely a Glossoscolex Giganteaus. If it not that, it might be a legless amphibian called Caecilian. Whatever it was, it was huge!
The Terrifying Creepy-Crawlies At The Bottom Of The Ocean
Even though they are not exactly pill bugs nor crabs, we are sure that they are related. When it comes to creepy-crawlies, giant isopods are some of the biggest you will ever find. The bottom-feeders only grow to exceed a length of 14.2 inches. In 2010, someone pulled one of them from the water and could not believe that it was 2.5 feet long! The theory is that its massive size helps it survive the high pressure at the bottom of the ocean. We are also sorry to report that they are carnivores. How terrifying is that?!
Just How Great Are The Biggest Great White Sharks In All Of History?
Well, it should come as no surprise that Great White Sharks are, well, great. On average, these creatures grow to be 20 feet long and weigh 5,000 pounds. It turns out that they can grow a lot bigger than that. In fact, the Guinness Book of World Records says that the two biggest specimens had been 36 and 37 feet long! The bigger one had been found in Port Fairy, South Australia all the way back in the 1870s. On the other hand, the smaller shark was found in New Brunswick, Canada in the 1930s!
Ludo The Maine Coon Is The Successor Of Stewie
We already told you that Maine Coon is the biggest cat breed out there. There is a myth that says it is the result of a cross between a brown tabby and a wild raccoon. Just so we are clear, this is clearly untrue and totally impossible! However, they are truly impressive thanks to their size. The guy in the photo is called Ludo and is almost four feet long. Even though Stewie is still a little larger than him, he has since passed away and passed on the crown to Ludo. We adore both of them!
Someone Caught A Siamese Carp That Weighed Over 200 Pounds
This might look Photoshopped, but we promise you that it is not. A huge Siamese carp weighing 222 pounds was caught in Ban Pong, Thailand after a legendary battle that went on for an hour and a half. A 56-year-old fisherman by the name of Tim Webb was able to tame it by using bran rice and bread as bait. After taking a photo of it with two other fellow fishermen, he decided to release the gigantic fish into his fishery around 25 miles from there. Apparently, six people had to lift the beast into a truck. We would like to believe that the fish continues to live a stress-free life in his new habitat!
After Twenty Years Of Captivity, This Ancient Lobster Has Been Freed
During the summer of 2017, a giant lobster was freed at long last. Known as Louie, it was believed to be 132 years old or so. For two decades, the poor thing was trapped inside a tank located in a Long Island restaurant. Yamali, the owner, could not bear to cook and serve this amazing creature and decided to simply let the crustacean go. It was no small affair because the town of Hempstead hosted an official ceremony to honor his return to the wild! Bob Bayer, a lobster expert and the Lobster Institute director, said that the animal should thrive afterward. After all, it will be able to fend for itself since it can ward off predators with the help of its huge claws. Louie is only half the size of the biggest one in recorded history, but he is much bigger than the average lobster. A normal one is only three to four pounds!
Something Fishy Is Going On With This Humongous Goldfish
Even though there are carps that go over 90 pounds, its smaller relative is usually a lot smaller than that. Goldfish, in general, are tiny. However, they can grow very big in the wild! A lot of people feel like dumping their pets into a lake when they get tired of looking after it, but this is actually not the best path to take. There are not a lot of natural predators for this invasive species, so it is going to keep growing and growing. This explains why researchers recently discovered a goldfish that weighed four pounds!
The Komodo Dragon Is The Closest Thing We Have To Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs are no longer around, but the good news is that we still have the Komodo dragon to make up for this! The species is millions of years old, so it is a relic from those days. The gigantic creature is the biggest living lizard in the world and the closest thing we have to the dragons in Game of Thrones. Even though it can’t fly or spit fire, it can take on a water buffalo and the like. They can reach a length of 10 feet and a weight of more than 300 pounds. On average, however, these animals do not get any heavier than 155 pounds. The biggest one was 10.3 feet long and 366 pounds heavy!
Keon Has The Longest Dog Tail On Earth
Keon the Irish wolfhound might not be as tall as the Great Danes, but he is definitely impressive in his own right. Recently, he broke the record with his tail! At 30.2 inches long, it is the longest dog tail in the world. We are sure that he can’t help but knock over a lot of things in the house! Even though he is adorable, we would not want to be hit in the face with that tail! His name means “courageous warrior” in Irish. Even though he is huge, he is actually clumsy and gentle! Keon lives in Westerlo, Belgium with his family.
At 919 Pounds, Goliath Is The Biggest Tortoise On Record
Even though tortoises are generally huge, Goliath happens to be the biggest one on record. In the ‘60s, the hatchling was taken to Seffner’s Life Fellowship Bird Sanctuary. During his time there, he continued to group until he weighed 919 pounds. Most of them achieve their max size at 30 years old, but he never stopped! Giant tortoises are common in the Aldabra Atoll and the Galapagos Islands. It is believed that close to 25,000 of them live in these areas, although they used to be even more widespread. Goliath might have died in 2002, but his legacy lives on.
The Record For The Largest Horn Circumference Goes To Lurch
He is not the biggest cow to ever grace the earth, but those giant horns would not be out of place in a sci-fi film. However, we promise you that they are real and have not been CGI-ed. Lurch is an African Watusi steer who boasts the biggest horn circumference in his species. It clocks in at 37.5 inches! Sadly, it turned out to be his downfall. In 2010, the poor guy died when the cancer at the base spread to the rest of his body. While he is no longer around, his memory lives on to this day. Rest in peace, Lurch.
They Shaved 88 Pounds Of Wool From Chris The Sheep
Even though this guy was declared the largest sheep on the planet, he does not look like this anymore. Chris is an Australian sheep who had no choice but to fend for himself in the wild for a couple of years. His coat had been so overgrown and wooly that he could hardly function! The RSPCA said that they were able to sheer off 88 pounds of wool from his body. Whoa. He was so huge that he made the kangaroos in the open field look like dwarfs! Chris grew up to four or five times the size of a regular merino sheep.
Roger The Kangaroo Can Give Bodybuilders A Run For Their Money
Trust us when we say that you do not want to get into a fight with a red kangaroo. They are even more muscular than gym rats and behave super aggressively. Male ones can also grow to be nearly 6 feet tall. The biggest one on record stood at almost 7 feet and weighed 201 pounds. In 2015, a kangaroo called Roger became an internet sensation. At nearly 200 pounds, he could crush metal with his hands! At the age of ten, he will probably grow some more and even beat the current record. You should probably do everything you can to stay on his good side!
A Thyroid Problem Made Bandit The Fattest Raccoon Ever
The guy bellow is Bandit. Thanks to a thyroid problem, he blew up and became the hugest raccoon in the world. At 75 pounds, the Guinness Book of World Records hailed him the fattest of his species. Even though he has health problems, he was adopted by a pack of wolves until he was taken into a human home. He was adopted by a woman and lived in Palmerton, Pennsylvania until his tragic death. Not long after he became an internet sensation, his condition became fatal. Perhaps you even saw him at his favorite ice cream joint Food Network at one point! He also had a quick stint on the Food Network.
Big Jake Is A Huge Horse That Weighs 2,600 Pounds
In 2012, Big Jake made it to the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest horse in the world. He stands at 6 feet 9 inches and weighed 2,600 pounds. Jerry Gilbert, his owner, raised this equine on a farm in Michigan. “He was extremely hard to hold on to when he was young and when I would turn him outside sometimes he would take me with him!” he explained. Big Jake has no problems getting along with other creatures and has fun pulling the wagon. He is so big that he has no choice but to stay in an extra-large stall that is 20×20 feet instead of the standard measurement of 12×12.
Young Boy Shot And Killed A Hogzilla
Jamison Stone had been 11 years old when he shot a huge hog that was 9 feet long and weighed 1,051 pounds. This took place in 2007. When he spoke to ABC News, he revealed, “He was snarling, you know popping his jaws as a threat, and that’s when I took my shot.” Apparently, he and his father hunted it down for three hours before they got him at long last. A lot of people doubted if the photo was authentic, however. If you ask the duo, they would claim that it is the real deal. Who knows, it is not impossible since a National Geographic team discovered another “Hogzilla” in 2004. The earlier one weighed 800 pounds and died in Georgia!