The state cat of Maine is also one of the largest and oldest domestic breeds in North America. The Maine Coon is the largest domesticated cat breed in the world with valuable hunting skills. Male Maine Coons can reach a height of anywhere between 10 and 16 inches and on average weigh 13 to 18 pounds, with females measuring just slightly smaller.
The record for the longest domestic cat in the Guinness Book of World Records belongs to a Maine Coon named Stewie. Stewie is exceptionally long, measuring 48.5 inches from nose to tail. Despite having such an imposing profile, Maine Coons are known for being gentle, intelligent, and quite playful creatures, hence their nickname, “the gentle giant.” They also have above-average intelligence.
The Red Kangaroo Is Basically A Body Builder
You wouldn’t want to mess with a red kangaroo even if you've been having major gains at the gym. These kangaroos are more muscular than even the daily gym rats. Despite looking bigger than the Hulk, these animals are also very aggressive. Male red kangaroos can reach a height of up to 5.9 feet tall. The largest kangaroo ever documented measured in at seven feet and 201 lbs. In 2015, Roger the Kangaroo went viral on the internet. This giant red kangaroo weighed almost 200 lbs and could crush metal with his bare hands.
At 10 years old, Roger will most likely outgrow and outweigh the heaviest red kangaroo on record. For now, at 200 lbs, he's not doing so shabbily and we definitely wouldn't want to get on his bad side. Red kangaroos are found across western and central Australia. They usually live in groups of 2-4 members but may congregate at times in numbers as much as 1,500 individuals.
Largest Amphibian Species
The Chinese giant salamander is the largest amphibian in the world. It is native to the mountain streams and lakes of China. An adult salamander on average can weigh anywhere from 55 to 66 pounds and measure about 3.77 feet across. The heaviest salamander to ever be recorded weighed a whopping 110 pounds and measured 5.9 feet across. Salamanders have a diverse taste and like to feast on insects, worms, other amphibians, shrimps, crabs, fish, and water shrew.
Currently, these amphibians are regarded as critically endangered and their species is in continual decline thanks to human interactions. If you ever find yourself in the mountain streams or lakes of China and you hear what sounds like a crying child, this could actually be a Chinese giant salamander as their vocalization is said to resemble that sound.
Giants Of The Amazon
The Green Anaconda is the biggest snake in the world. It is also the biggest reptile. They can weigh up to 550 pounds and reach a size of up to 30 feet in length. While lengthwise, it isn't the biggest, its weight makes up for that and thus is regarded as the biggest snake.
They can be found in remote regions in central parts of South America and usually live in places close to the water in the Amazon rainforest. Unlike humans and many other animals, they continue to grow throughout their entire lives. They are predominantly nocturnal creatures and consume capybaras, deer, tapirs, caimans, and sometimes even jaguars.
The Largest Animal That Ever Lived
You can't have a list of huge creatures without mentioning the largest animal in the world and the biggest creature to ever have existed. The Blue whale is an absolute beast. Long and slender, it can reach a length of up to 98 feet and weigh up to 190 tons. Before whaling, the largest population was in the Antarctic where they numbered an average of 239,000.
Now, there remain somewhere between 10,000 to 25,000 of these majestic creatures in the world. They feast mostly on krill and can eat up to 40 million krill in a day. Their heart alone weighs around 400 pounds, the largest of any known animal.