Top 10 Biggest Animals on Earth

Blue Whale: The largest animal on Earth, reaching up to 100 feet (30 meters) and weighing 200 tons. They primarily feed on krill and are classified as endangered.

Whale Shark: The largest fish in the ocean, growing over 40 feet (12 meters) long. They are filter feeders, mainly consuming plankton, and are listed as vulnerable.

African Elephant: The largest land animal in Africa, standing up to 13 feet tall and weighing up to 14,000 pounds. They are herbivores and listed as vulnerable.

Giraffe: The tallest land animal, reaching heights of up to 18 feet (5.5 meters). They have long necks for eating leaves from tall trees and are considered vulnerable.

Hippopotamus: Weighing up to 4,000 pounds, hippos are semi-aquatic herbivores found in sub-Saharan Africa. They are classified as vulnerable.

Saltwater Crocodile: The largest living reptile, reaching lengths of up to 20 feet (6 meters). They are apex predators found in Southeast Asia, Australia, and parts of India.

Polar Bear: Found in the Arctic, they weigh up to 1,600 pounds and primarily hunt seals. They are vulnerable due to sea ice loss.

Ostrich: The largest bird, standing up to 9 feet tall and weighing up to 350 pounds. Native to Africa, they are not considered globally threatened.

Grizzly Bear: A subspecies of brown bear found in North America, weighing up to 1,500 pounds. They have a distinctive shoulder hump and are listed as least concern.

Giant Squid: Deep-sea creatures reaching up to 43 feet (13 meters). They have large eyes, eight arms, and two longer tentacles used to catch prey. Their conservation status is not precisely defined.