Added on: 12th Feb 2015
Spanning up to 4 meters the Ocean Sunfish is not only famous
for being huge and heavy but also for its interesting shape.
Its prey consists mainly of jellyfish…lots and lots of jellyfish.
Also known as the Indian bison the Gaur is much larger than its
American counterparts, especially when you count the hump
protruding from its back.
If you live in the south eastern United States then you are
already familiar with the big toothy grin of the American Alligator.
Although it doesn’t usually prey on humans, it’s definitely big enough
to do so, and will occasionally exercise that ability. Normally though
its diet consist of small animals, birds, and other marsh dwellers.
Although long extinct, standing at up to 15 feet in height this was at
one point the tallest elephant species in the world. It’s probably safe
to assume that its diet consisted of more than just peanuts!
A bit smaller than the hippopotamus, the White Rhinoceros has
long been the target of African poachers seeking its horn, which is
said to cure illnesses and as of today it is one of only 5 rhinoceros
species still in existence.
CHINESE RAT SNAKE
Named after their ferocious appetite, which not surprisingly consists
mostly of rats, these brightly coloured behemoths can grow
to nearly 5 meters in length.
Belonging to the triad of largest land mammals in the world together
with the elephant and the rhinoceros, hippos are semi-aquatic
creatures that spend most of their time partially submerged in water holes.
Don’t let this fool you though. Like icebergs, most of their mass is
hidden and if you manage to upset one of them…run.
They’re notoriously fast.
BLUNTNOSE SIXGILL SHARK
Also known as the cow shark it can grow to be over 5 meters long.
It is actually the largest of its subspecies although this is probably
partially due to the fact that most of its closest relatives are extinct.
Last time it was cow sharks, now its tiger sharks. Growing slightly
larger than their counterparts they can be nearly 6 meters long and
typically feed on birds, turtles, seals, and even dolphins.