MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: What is the largest animal now inhabiting Earth?

Date: Sun Mar 31 10:33:22 2002
Posted By: Eric Maass, Director, semiconductors / communication products
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 1017516133.Zo

The largest animal now inhabiting the earth is the Blue Whale.

Blue whales grow to be about 80 feet (25 meters) long  - over 10 times 
longer than Shaquille Oneal.  They weigh about 120 tons - or more than 
the combined weight of 700 pro football players. 

Here is a website where you can learn more about whales, and click on a 
link with more information on blue whales, here:

Whales at

While blue whales are the largest animals on earth, you might also be 
interested in the largest animal on land...the African elephant!

More information about African Elephants

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