Which is the biggest living creature on earth? It is a question that has dazzled man since the early ages. People often wonder about the Earth’s biggest fish, herbivore, cat, bird, reptile etc. Do you know that the Earth’s biggest water animal is not a fish or that the World’s biggest bird cannot fly?

Read below to learn about these magnificent animals that are at the top of their species, thanks to their enormous size, length and weight. We have compiled a species wise list of the biggest animals on earth, along with their statistics and countries of origin.

Biggest Animal on Earth – Blue Whale

Blue whale - Biggest Animal on Earth

The Blue Whale Is The Largest Animal In The World. It Can Grow Upto 30 Meters Long And Weighs Around 170 Tons (340000 Lbs). Due To Their Massive Size, They Usually Only Swim In Deep Seas And Oceans.

 

Largest Fish on Earth – Whale Shark

Whale Shark Biggest Fish

The Whale Shark Is The Biggest Fish In The World. The Largest Recorded Whale Shark Was 12.65 Meters (41.50 Ft) Long And Weighed 21.5 Tonnes (47,000 Lb). Their Biggest Populations Have Been Recorded In Mexico And Australia.

 

Biggest Herbivore Animal on Earth – African Bush Elephant

African Elephants Biggest herbivore

The African Bush Elephant Is The Biggest Herbivore And The Largest Land Animal In The World. A Fully Grown African Elephant Can Weigh Upto 6 Tons (13,000 Lb). As The Name Suggests, They Are Found In The Forests Of Africa.

 

Largest Carnivore Land Animal – Polar Bear

Polar Bear Biggest Carnivore

The Polar Bear Is The Biggest Land Carnivore On Earth. Polar Bears Can Weigh Up To 1000 Kg (2000 Lb). They Live In The Land Masses Surrounding The Arctic Cicrle.

 

Biggest Cat on Earth – Siberian Tiger / The Amur Tiger

Siberian Tiger - The Amur Tiger Biggest Cat

The Siberian Tiger, Also Called The Amur Tiger Is The Largest Cat On Earth. Its 360 Kg (800 lb) Frame Far Outweighs Its Closest Competitor, The African Lion Which Weighs Around 250 Kg (550 lbs). They Live in The Vast Forests And Mountain Ranges Of Russia And China.

 

Biggest Bird on Earth  – Ostrich

Ostrich Biggest Bird

The Ostrich Is The Largest Bird In The World. It Can Weigh Upto 156.8 Kg (346 lb). The Ostrich Is A Flightless Bird, Thanks To Its Massive Size! They Live In The Countries Of Africa And Australia.

 

Largest  Bird Of Flight – Albatross

Albatross Biggest Bird of Flight

The Albatross Is The Biggest Bird Of Flight. They Have The Largest Wingspan (upto 3.65 Meter Or 12 Feet) Amongst All Birds. This Makes It The Largest Flying Bird On Earth. Albatrosses Regularly Circle The Earth's Globe. Yes, Their Wings Are That Huge!

 

Biggest Reptilian Animal on Earth  –  Saltwater Crocodile

Saltwater Crocodile Largest Reptile

The Saltwater Crocodile Is The Largest Reptile In The World. They Have Been Found To Be 6 Meters (20 Feet) In Length And 1,000 Kg (2,200 lb) In Weight. They Are Predominantly Found In Australia And Coastal India.

 

Largest  Snake – Green Anaconda

Largest Snake green anaconda

The Green Anaconda Is The Biggest Snake On Earth. A Fully Grown Adult Can Be 7.5 Meters (25 Ft) Long And 250 Kg (550 Lb). They Live Across Various South American Countries Like Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil Etc

 

Biggest Dog on Earth – Great Dane (Giant George)

Giant George Biggest Dog

Giant George, A Great Dane, Is The Guinness World Record Holder As The Planet's Largest Dog Ever Recorded. He Is Also The Tallest Dog In The World. He Weighs 104 Kg (230 Lb) And Is Almost 4 Feet Tall. He Lives In A House In Tuscon, Arizona With His Masters, Though They Prefer The Term Parents!

Did you find this article educative? Let us know! We love hearing from our readers. Post your thoughts, questions or suggestions in the comment section below.

Sources:
Blue Whale, Whale Shark, African Bush Elephant, Polar Bear, Amur Tiger,
Ostrich, Albatross, Saltwater Crocodile, Green Anaconda,  Giant George

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  • gabriela58blue

    The picture of the largest bird actually shows a swan, not an albatross.

  • barcs

    The largest snake is not the green anaconda it’s actually the reticulated python

  • motu

    The author is actually correct barcs!!
    Here’s the proof:

    Green Anaconda
    Max. discovered length 37.3 ft
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunectes_murinus

    Reticulated python
    Max. discovered length 22.8 ft
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_reticulatus

  • anders Rasmussen

    Biggest reptile on eart is a Comodo Dragon. Crocodile is not a reptile. A crocodile is a crocodile. a species of its own

  • Kristin

    Crocodiles are too reptiles… reptilia is a class, not a species

  • LiLl Blue Romanos

    What ??????

  • Carter Joseph

    The reticulated python is just the longest snake in the world. The list said Anacondas are the biggest snakes in the world. What it meant by that was the anaconda was the heaviest snake in the world, which it is. An anaconda is heavier than a reticulated python so an anaconda is bigger than a reticulated python. A reticulated python is only longer, not heavier, than an anaconda. To me, large means heavy and long. A length and weight ratio would be nice.