Heaviest Land Animal African elephants are the heaviest and second tallest land animals. Large males can exceed pounds and are 12 feet tall at the shoulder. An elephant roamed Tsavo west national park, some 350 kilometers southeast of Nairobi
Longest Lifespan Three giant tortoises are estimated to have lived over 175 years, with one estimated at a whopping 255 years. Image: Harriet, who died in was thought to be the third longest-lived tortoise on record.
Fastest Land Bird North African ostriches run up to 45 miles an hour, making them the fastest land bird. They are also the biggest, weighing up to 345 pounds. An African ostrich eats at the Addo National Elephant Park, north of Port Elizabeth
Oceans are home to of the living volume of the planet and contain more than one million species, ranging from the largest animal on the planet -- the blue whale (pictured) -- to one of the weirdest -- the blobfish.
Giant squid hanging over Rev. Moses Harvey’s bathtub The squid that “attacked” the reverend and his companion in their dory was on the smaller end of how large adult giant squids (Architeuthis dux) can be, but was still massive. The mantle (body) of.