Our list would be incomplete without the Polar Bear and Kodiak bear. These are the world’s largest land carnivores. A male polar bear can weigh between 772 to 1,543 pounds. Females can weigh half that amount. The polar bear uses sea ice to hunt seals. As a result of climate change and the sea ice melting, Polar Bears are being deeply impacted.
There are an estimated 20-25,000 polar bears currently alive. While Polar Bears are huge and often get the reputation of being aggressive, this is actually hardly the case. When faced with a confrontation, they choose to walk away if possible.
The World’s Largest Tortoise Weighed 919 lbs.
Tortoises are big, but none surpassed the size of Goliath. In the 1960s, this hatchling found a home at Seffner’s Life Fellowship Bird Sanctuary. He continued to grow until reaching a weight of 919 lbs. Although most tortoises reach their maximum height when they are 30 years old, Goliath never stopped growing.
These types of tortoises thrive in the Galapagos Islands and the Aldabra Atoll. There are an estimated 25,000 of them, which seems like a lot of these heavy creatures, but they were once more widespread. Although Goliath passed away in 2002, his legacy as the largest tortoise lives on.
I'm Ready For My Lap Time Now
Here is a different type of Mastiff breed we haven't seen before, a Spanish Mastiff, and his size sure stays true to the Mastiff name. Often owners adopt these dogs as puppies when they are still quite small, unaware of how big they really get! We are sure there is some photo trickery going on here. It's all about perspective, folks.
But nevertheless, there is no denying that this dog is much bigger than your average canine. And oh boy, do they get big. Just look how big he is compared to his human companion, he hasn't realized yet that he has outgrown her lap...
A Huge 36 Foot Great White Was Pulled Up In South Australia
There's a reason why Great white sharks have their name and that's because they're well, great. They average 20 feet in length and 5,000 pounds but they are often much bigger than that. The biggest great white sharks ever to be taken from the ocean measured 36 and 37 feet long, according to The Guinness Book of World Records.
The biggest of the two was caught in Port Fairy, South Australia in the 1870s, while the smaller monster was caught in the 1930s in New Brunswick, Canada. I can only imagine how big those teeth must have been! Great whites are found in the coastal surface waters of all major oceans. They can live for longer than 70 years. They can swim at speeds over than 56 kilometers per hour and to depths of 1,200 meters.
Pin Day Kam the Giant Goldfish
It's not every day that one can simply show off their giant goldfish to the world. But that's exactly what Lee Tak-sun can do. This fish breeder from Hong Kong can be seen putting his two-year-old 1.54kg goldfish Pin Day Kam on display for the world to see.
He hopes his beloved fish can seize the world record for the heaviest goldfish on the planet. Lee owns the Sun Sun Fishing Farm at Ngau Tam Mei in Yuen Long. Goldfish are actually very intelligent, despite people assuming the opposite. But Pin Day Kam is never going to steal the headlines for his intelligence, that's for sure.