Of all the largest animals in the world, none compares to those of mammals. Mammals dominated the list of Wikipedia’s list of Largest organisms in the Vertebrates section. Below are the pictures of the said animals and their respective animal facts (in no particular order). Three are endangered species.
Always worth mentioning on the top of this list is the mighty heaviest and largest of them all: the Blue Whale at 30 metres (98 ft) in length and 180 metric tons (200 short tons) or more in weight. Whales are considered as the largest living mammals. The North Pacific right whale, Southern right whale, Fin whale, North Atlantic right whale, Bowhead whale, Sperm whale, Humpback whale, Sei whale, and gray whale are also those included in the heaviest mammals list. Image credit khilafatworld.com
The largest bat is the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox, an endangered specie from the rainforest of the Philippines. This Megabat measures 1.5 kg (3.3 lb), 55 cm (22 in) in length, and a wingspan that may be almost 1.8 m (5.9 ft). Runners up are the Large Flying Fox and neotropical Spectral Bat. Image credit secretmessenger92.blogspot.com
The Cape Hyrax is an African animal that could grow as large as horses. This particular specie is 5.4 kg (12 lb) heavy and 73 cm (29 in) long. Image credit wildlifesafari.info
The Flemish Giant grows way beyond your usual cute domesticated rabbit with its maximum known weight of 12.7 kg. (28 lb). Image credit darwen.us
A large adult Giant Anteater can weigh as much as 65 kg (143 lb), be over 0.6 m (2.0 ft) tall at the shoulder and measure 2.4 m (8 ft) in overall length. Image credit animaldiscovery-chanel.blogspot.com
A male Siberian Tiger can average to around 230 kg (500 lb) and reach to as much as 270–310 kg (600–675 lb). The Siberian Tiger is one of the endangered species listed here aside from the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox. Image credit endangeredspeciesprintproject.blogspot.com
The Eastern Lowland Gorilla has males averaging 140–200 kg (310–440 lb), 1 m (3.3 ft) tall at the shoulder while on all fours and 1.65–1.75 m (5.4–5.7 ft) tall when standing. Image credit wwf.panda.org
Fully-matured Capybaras can reach 1.5 m (4.9 ft) long and 0.9 m (3.0 ft) tall at the shoulder and a maximum weight of 105.4 kg (232 lb).The Capybara lives near water areas on the tropical and temperate parts of the Andes in South America. Image credit jeffvandermeer.com
The Aardvark is another African animal growing to its typical size of 1.3 m (4.3 ft) in length with an average weight of up to 65 kg (140 lb) and a shoulder height up to 0.65 m (2.1 ft). Image credit animals.nationalgeographic.com
The last feautured among the endangered species in this list is the White Rhinoceros. Its’ largest size can reach up to 4,500 kg (10,000 lb), 4.7 m (15 ft) in total length, and 2 m (6.6 ft) tall at the shoulder. Image credit whozoo.org
The above list of mammals are just 10 of the World’s Largest Animals in no particular order at randomized pickings. Facts about the animals sourced from Wikipedia. Animals pictures as credited, respectively.