ANIMALS THAT ARE BIGGER THAN YOU REALIZE
Added on: 21st Oct 2016
SPANISH FIGHTING BULL
Mature bulls weigh anywhere between 500 to 700kg (1100-1600lb),
about the same permissible weight for a Formula 1 racing
car (702kg), this includes the driver.
The saltwater crocodile is the planet’s largest living crocodilian.
Average size males reach roughly 17ft (5m) and can weigh
about 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms), which means that
the heavyweight world record holder in powerlifting
(430 kilograms) couldn’t lift one of these guys.
Most adult female grizzlies weigh about 130–180kg (290–400lb),
while adult males weigh on average 180–360 kg (400–790lb),
that’s about the size of four Leonardo Di Caprio’s
(he weighs 175lb).
A tuna is a saltwater fin fish that belongs to the tribe
Thunnini, which comprises fifteen species across
five genera. The sizes of this tribe can vary greatly,
with the Bluefin averaging about 2m (6’7ft) in length
and weighing more than 70kg (1,600lb). That’s more
than the heaviest man in recorded history, Jon Brower
Minnoch who weighed an impressive 1,400 lbs.
Polar bears are large carnivorous bears that inhabit
cold climates (within the Arctic Circle). The largest
polar bear ever recorded weighed 2,209 pounds (1,000 kg).
On average, a polar bear can reach heights of up to 10ft tall
(3m) while standing on its hind legs. That’s taller than
the tallest human in recorded history (Robert Wadlow),
who was “only” 8’11 tall (2.72m).
The grey wolf is the largest extant member of its family,
with males averaging 43–45kg (95–99lb), and females
36–38.5kg (79–85lb). It is also known for its huge
appetite, since it can consume 20 pounds (9 kilograms)
of meat at a sitting, more than a normal family of
8-10 people can consume on a Sunday dinner.
JAPANESE SPIDER CRAB
Fully grown, Giant Japanese spider crabs can reach a leg
span of almost 4m (13ft), a body size of up to 37.5cm
(15 inches) and a weight of up to 20kg (44lb). It is
considered to be the largest known arthropod. Just to
give you an idea of its sheer size, the average
American compact sedan is about 14ft long,
this crab can almost span your entire car.
On average, tigers are anywhere between 4.8 to 9.5ft
(1.5 to 2.9m) long and weigh 165 to 716lbs. (75 to 325
kilograms). The largest tigers, the Siberian, also called
Amur, can reach lengths of up to 10.75ft (3.3m) and weigh
660lbs. (300kg). Let this sink in for a minute:
a tiger is over 8 times heavier than your average
family dog (using Labradors as a comparison measure).