These 18 animals are the biggest of their kind. Check out these incredible photos.
1. Hercules the liger is the world’s largest living cat.
huffingtonpost.comHe weighs 922 pounds. I repeat. THIS CAT WEIGHS 922 POUNDS.
2. Gary the capybara is the world’s largest rodent.
uk.msn.comHe’s seen here posing with a guinea pig named Winston. As you can see, Gary’s a tiny bit bigger than his buddy.
3. These African Giant Snails reach up to 8 inches in length and there’s no un-knowing this fact.
4. The Giant Weta Cricket exists only on a small island off the coast of New Zealand.
joemarinara.com…and I think we all can agree that it should stay there.
5. This is a coconut crab, the largest land-living arthropod in the world.
joemarinara.comThey grow up to three feet in length, measuring from leg to leg.
6. This Flemish rabbit named Sandy is one of the largest in the world.
joemarinara.com…and she’s bigger than the Sheltie lying next to her. BIGGER THAN THE SHELTIE.
7. George the Great Dane is the largest dog in the world.
joemarinara.comHe weighs 245 lbs and eats 110 lbs of kibble per month.
8. This saltwater crocodile was the largest ever caught, and measured 21 feet.
joemarinara.comIt took three days to catch him, and, luckily, everyone lived to tell the tale… even the crocodile himself!
9. These Giant Freshwater Stingrays can grow longer than 16 feet and weigh more than 1,300 lbs
wired.comThough they look pretty scary, they’re actually quite the gentle giants, and only use their 15-inch serrated stinger as a last resort.
10. Trigger the Friesian bull is said to be the largest in the world, weighing nearly 1.2 tons.
dailymail.co.ukHe’s 6 feet, 5 inches tall, and should be drafted into the NBA any day now.
11. The Bismarck Flying Fox is the largest bat on the planet.
joemarinara.comThey live in New Guinea and eat fruit (not humans, thankfully).
12. Bandit is the world’s largest raccoon.
oddee.comAt the time of his death, Bandit the raccoon weighed 75 pounds. More to love?
13. The ostrich is the world’s largest bird.
twistedsifter.comOstriches typically weigh 140-290 pounds, and can reach 9 feet in height. That’s a foot taller than a basketball hoop! Whoa.
14. The Chinese Giant Salamander is the largest amphibian in the world.
twistedsifter.comThese salamanders reach up to six feet long, which means that they’re basically horizontal, slimy humans with creepy eyes.
15. At 15 inches long, Goldie is the largest pet goldfish in the world.
oddee.comGoldie was one inch long when she was bought for 99 cents. Fifteen years later, Goldie reached her record-breaking size.
16. The Giant Huntsman Spider was discovered by one lucky individual in Laos in 2001.
heavy.comThe Giant Huntsman is the largest spider in the world, and is often found in dark caves. They have a leg span up to 12 inches wide.