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Top 10 Biggest Animals To Ever Roam The Earth

Top 10 Biggest Animals To Ever Roam The Earth


Hey Youtube, Jim here! Welcome to Top 10 Archive! Since not many of us get to see enormous animals
up close, sometimes watching them on video just doesn’t cut it. What’s crazier yet is that some of the largest
animals to ever be found on earth, aren’t even actually here anymore. What do you think is the largest animal on
our planet? Let us tell you, with this list of the top
10 biggest animals to ever roam Earth! But before we get started, why not become
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know by giving it a thumbs up and in the comment section, tell us what the biggest animal you’ve
ever seen was! 10. Paraceratherium
Are all elephants not the same? I guess not. The African elephant is the largest land mammal
on our planet right now. However, it’s got nothing on the record-breaking
Paraceratherium, the largest land mammal that ever existed. It’s something of a rhinoceros, minus the
horn. I know, you’re thinking “what’s a rhino
without a horn?”, but I’m just trying to give you a rough idea. The huge creature stood over 24 feet high
and weighed somewhere between 33,000 and 44,000 pounds. This means it was almost as long as a London
Bus if you turned it vertically. In weight, it’d be two and a half T-Rexes. Scared of the thought of this guy coming after
you? No need. Not only is he long gone, while he was around
he was actually a herbivore who, like giraffes, used its long neck to reach treetops. Unfortunately, he went extinct after grassland
took over his habitat and his main source of food went scarce. 9. The Whale Shark
Usually, the names of sharks are slightly obscure and only tangentially related to how
these animals actually look and act. Except with the hammerhead, that one is spot
on. The Whale Shark, in this case, is actually
a sea animal worth fearing by its size alone. It’s the largest living animal that isn’t
a cetacean, which basically translates to the largest animal that isn’t a whale. It’s about 36 feet long and can weigh up
to 41,000 pounds, some even bigger. This means it’s around five times the size
of Shaquille O’Neal in height. However, size isn’t everything here. Despite having a size advantage over every
other creature in the ocean, this guy just takes plankton and other small fish. They’re so large and gentle that they’ll
often give other fish a ride. Yes, just like in Finding Nemo! 8. Leedsichthys
This sea animal is as large as it is hard to pronounce. Back when it existed, it beat the Whale Shark
in size by a lot of Shaquille O’Neals. In fact, the Leedsichthys, though believed
once to have reached 90 feet in length, was most likely around 55 feet, which is still
longer than a Semi Trailer. It weighed around 43,000 pounds. Just like the whale shark, it was pretty harmless. It would swim around with its mouth open ingesting
all the plankton, shrimp, and jellyfish that could find themselves unfortunate around to
get sucked in. The Leedsichthys would then filter them through
large mesh plates at the back of its mouth. The scariest thing this animal could have
done to a human is stop and rest on top of a daring diver. So, basically, nothing. Sadly, they died out some 150 million years
ago. 7. The Kronosaurus
Ah, it’s about time a “saurus” made it onto this list, right? This animal and its cousin, the Pilosaurus,
were the largest of their kind. They were around 30-35 feet in length and
weighed between 30,000 and 40,000 pounds. They were named after The King of the Titans
that devoured his own children, Cronus. That’s not too comforting, is it? Well, he’s not quite like the other large
gentle creatures on our list. This guy roamed the deep waters – which would
be a terrifying place to be anyway – preying on fish, squid, and even other animals its
size. Scientists believe it was at the very top
of the food chain and inflicted a lot more damage than it ever experienced. 6. Palaeoloxodon Namadicus
The Palaeoloxodon Namadicus, also known as the Asian straight-tusked elephant, had a
height of 16 feet, which means it could have been as big as some dinosaurs. Of course, it’s hard to know how lard it
could get at full size, because we lack a lot of their fossils, but if the studies aren’t
flawed, this animal was probably bigger than the Paracerathium, the world’s largest land
mammal. The Asian straight-tusked elephant roamed
through India and made it all the way to Japan, and probably died out about 24,000 years ago. Scientists studied its leg bone fossils recently
and suggested, it may have been the largest land mammal to have existed. Sorry, Paraceratherium. 5. The Shastasaurus
No, it’s not a tongue twister. Well, it is, but it’s also the largest known
marine reptile. It’s twice as long as the animal who previously
held that revered spot on top of the marine reptiles, the Liopleurodon. It’s 68 feet long and weighs 68,000 pounds. It’s the weight of almost 19 cars! It didn’t have teeth though, like most things
that frighten us, and it probably ate by sucking things into its mouth like a vacuum. 4. The Megalodon
This sounds like some kind of tournament that the TV keeps making sound a lot more exciting
than it actually is. Like they have too many tickets and not enough
sales. Really, it’s a prehistoric member of the
shark family that existed about 25 million years ago. It was about 52 feet long and, get this, could
have fit a modern-day rhinoceros in its jaws. This means a random human would have been
like a piece of gum. We’d be like garnish! No wonder this creature has “mega” in
its name. 3. The Spinosaurus
What is huge, scary, and eats meat? No, not me! Ok, what’s huge, scary, and eats meat and
lived about 100 million years ago? It’s called the Spinosaurus and lived around
what we now call Africa. It was about 60 feet long from head to tail
and weighed about 10 tons. Also, it’s back had this spiny type of protrusion
that was about 7 feet tall when the creature arched its back. It seems like this guy was really all about
scary appearances. Whether it was actually threatening or not,
we’ll never know, because it has been extinct for about 90 million years. 2. Argentinosaurus
If you had to take one guess, where do you think this animal was from? That’s right. In 1988, Scientists found the fossils of the
largest land dwelling-herbivore in Argentina. The dinosaur, or at least its remains, are
about 100 million years old and, when standing, it would have been as large as a 6-story tall
building and stretched 120 feet from head to tail! We don’t know much about it besides that
it ate plants, but it probably weighed about 100 tons. 1. Blue Whale
Alright! The coveted #1 Spot that animals have reached
after for millions of years – and the winner is… the Blue Whale! It’s not only huge, but also still existing. Thanks to whale hunters, they don’t grow
nearly as large as they used to. Before, they’d reach up to 100 feet in length
and they’d weigh up to 175 tons. That’s almost twice as heavy as a Space
Shuttle. Now, though, they only grow up to 80 feet
in length. Even when they’re babies, they are 25 feet
long and drink about 100 gallons of milk every day. Still, they’re so large, other things get
compared to it in size. Like, they are roughly 12 Shaquille O’Neal’s
long.

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