The Largest Creatures on Earth Today
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With this mighty African land snail gaining popularity on social media, we've been inspired to discover which animals are the largest on Earth today. Prepare to be amazed at what we've found!
1. Flemish Giant. This super cute domesticated rabbit can weigh up to 12.7 kg and is as big as a Long-Haired Collie!
2. Saltwater Crocodile. These 'modern day dinosaurs' are the largest reptiles on Earth today. The largest saltwater crocodile in recorded history weighed 21 US tons and was 21 ft long.
3. African Elephant. This beautiful creature is the world's largest land animal. They are 35 ft from trunk to tail and 13 ft tall (up to their shoulders).
4. Ostrich. We must give mention to our feathered friends - the ostrich is an astounding 9 ft tall!
5. Chinese giant salamander. This exotic animal is the largest amphibian in the world. Unfortunately they are now an endangered species due to loss of habitat, pollution, and over-collecting.
6. Giraffe. Known for munching on tree tops for breakfast, the giraffe is the tallest animal alive today at 19 ft tall!
7. Brown Bear. Often portrayed in films as the menacing predator of the deep forests, these bears are the largest land carnivores, weighing 1 ton and stretching as tall as 10 ft when standing upright.
8. Blue Whale. This incredible behemoth weighs about 180 tonnes. Its tongue alone weighs as much as an elephant - making it indisputably the world's largest animal!
Bonus: Zeus the giant dog is the tallest dog ever recorded at a whopping 7 ft tall when standing on his hind legs!
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