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!
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Japanese Spider Crab
They’re found in the waters around…you guessed it…Japan! These crabs are the largest known arthropods in the world and can weigh up to 19 kg (40 lbs). Another cool fact – they can live up to a century!
Southern Elephant Seal
These bad boys are one of the largest carnivores in the world. The biggest one on record was 5,000 kg (11,000 lbs).
Found from Europe to Asia, the dalmatian pelican has the largest average mass of any flying bird.
This somewhat violent and flightless creature is also the largest bird in the world. They can run quite fast, however, at near 69.2 km/h (43 mph). This makes them the fastest birds on land and also the fastest two legged animals.
We all know giraffes; they’re those things at the zoo. And as you may have suspected…they are the tallest land animal on our planet. Their necks can be up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) long, or about half of their height!