Although when you think of large animals you probably imagine dinosaurs or woolly mammoths, there are lots of enormous creatures roaming our world today. In fact, some of the biggest animals in history are alive at this very moment. So get ready because from rabbits the size of dogs to crabs bigger than humans, these are 25 Abnormally Large Animals That Really Exist!
You may find it hard to believe, but hippos are whales’ closest living relatives, and they still love the water. In fact, their name comes from an ancient Greek word meaning “river horse.”
Found in a small part of Africa, the eastern gorilla is the largest and most endangered primate on the planet.
As big as a dog, this is the largest rabbit in the world. This old breed of rabbits was originally domesticated around the city of Ghent in Belgium.
Since they live so deep in the ocean, not much was known about giant squids until recently. In fact, it wasn’t until 2004 that Japanese researchers took the first pictures of a giant squid in its natural habitat.
The largest ray in the world can reach nearly 8 meters across. Perhaps most surprisingly, it can jump straight out of the water.
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