Top Six Tallest Animals in The World

Here’s a list of the world’s tallest animals.

1.) Giraffe – 20 Ft Tall

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Undoubtedly, Giraffes are the tallest of all land-living creatures on Earth. This well-known African mammal is also the largest ruminant.

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It can attain a towering height of 5.2 meters. The tallest recorded height of a Giraffe is almost 6 meter or about 20 ft tall.

2.) African Elephant – 13 Ft Tall

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With a height of 4 meters or 13 ft tall, the African Elephant – the world’s largest land animal, is the second tallest animal in the world. Females can attain height of up to 8.5 ft.

3.) Asian Elephant – 12 Ft Tall

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The Asian Elephant is the 3rd tallest animal in the world. It is slightly smaller than the African Elephant. It can grow up to 3.6 meters tall or equivalent to 11.8 ft tall. The world record height of an Asian Elephant is 3.7 meters or 12 ft at the shoulder.

4.) Ostrich – 9.2 Ft Tall

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Unbelievable it may seem but the 4th tallest creature on Earth is a bird, it’s the Ostrich. Yes, an Ostrich can reach a towering height of up to 9.2 ft tall or 2.75 meters. A female Ostrich can attain a height of 6 ft and 7 in tall.

5.) Man – Robert Pershing Wadlow – 8’11” Tall

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Biblically speaking, the tallest man to have ever lived in the world is Goliath. He was 9 feet 9 inches tall. Historically, Robert Pershing Wadlow (1918 – 1940) is the tallest man. He was 2.72 meters tall or 8 ft 11 in tall.

6.) Moose – 7.6 Ft Tall

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The 6th tallest animal in the world is the Moose. The Alaskan sub-species of a Moose can attain height of 2.1 meters or 7 ft at the shoulder.  On average, a Moose – largest deer in the world stands 1.8 m or 6–7 ft tall at the shoulder. The largest specimen on record was 233 cm tall or 7.6 ft high.

See also

World’s Tallest Animals Two

The World’s Largest Living Animals

Animals with the Most Prolific Body Parts

World’s Largest and Longest Snakes Ever

Extinct and Extant: World’s Largest Crocodiles and Lizards


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14 Responses to “Top Six Tallest Animals in The World”
  1. Baijayanti Pradhan Says...

    On December 20, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Good information with really beautiful pictures.

  2. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On December 20, 2010 at 9:53 am

    A really interesting and beautifully presented post.


  3. Jimmy Shilaho Says...

    On December 20, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I knew man should be among them and if you hadn’t included him….well, perhaps I would have called you to complain.

  4. The Quail 1957 Says...

    On December 20, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Excellent article. The moose caught my attention as I’ve come face to face with these huge animals on several occassions while in the forest of Northern Ontario Canada.

  5. Keerthana Says...

    On December 20, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    very nice article…

  6. Betty Carew Says...

    On December 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Very well done Nobert, beautiful pictures and great information.

  7. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On December 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    As Silaho said, I too was expecting man. I thought we would be in the last one…

  8. Suni51 Says...

    On December 20, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I like animal #5, he is taller by 2.10 than I am.

  9. PR Mace Says...

    On December 20, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    An interesting and well presented article.

  10. papaleng Says...

    On December 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Interesting post as usual.

  11. Blue Buttefly Says...

    On December 24, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Informative and well presented article, well done!

  12. eddiego65 Says...

    On December 31, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Wow, Great piece. Now, I’m suffering from stiff neck. hehehe.

  13. Wizard Brown Says...

    On January 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    That guy was tall. He only lived to 22 years old?

  14. Raj the Tora Says...

    On January 2, 2011 at 8:35 am

    very nice information. Thanks Nobert

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