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Top 10 Largest Animals in the World

Top 10 Largest Animals in the World
Top 10 Largest Animals in the World. Images by Deposit Photos

There are many huge creatures in the animal world, each astounding in its size and scale. From the depths of the ocean to the vast savannas, here are the top 10 largest animals in the world! Join us as we discover the top 10.

1. Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)

adult blue whale
Adult blue whale. Image via NOAA_Photo_Library

2. African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

African Elephant spraying sand onto its back. Image by Harvey Sapir on Pexels

3. Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni)

colossal squid
Colossal squid. Image by Adéle Grosse via Iziko Museums of South Africa

4. Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

Giraffe
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), Melbourne Zoo, Australia. Image via Fir0002, GFDL 1.2 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html, via Wikimedia Commons

5. Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus)

Whale Shark
Whale Shark. Image by criso via DepositPhotos

6. Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

saltwater crocodile vs. african rock python
A modern day Saltwater Crocodile. Image by Bas Van BrandWijk via Unsplash

7. Ostrich (Struthio camelus)

Female ostrich (Struthio camelus) with chicks, Kalahari desert, South Africa. Image by Deposit Photos.

8. Kodiak Bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi)

Bear in Alaska national park
Kodiak bear in National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, United. Image via States.Yathin S Krishnappa, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

9. Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus)

green anaconda
Green Anaconda, eunectes murinus, Los Lianos in Venezuela. Image via Deposit Photos

10. Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

polar bear
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) in winter snowstorm. Image via Alexander Leisser, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Bottom Line

Overall, from the ocean depths to the icy Arctic, the largest animals in the world grab our imagination and remind us of the beauty of the natural world.

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