Considered to be the largest animal in existence, the Blue Whale’s average adult size is 80 feet long and weighs in at around 120 tons.
The Bumblebee Bat, once it reaches adulthood, only measures between 30 to 40 millimeters long. It also only weighs two grams.
The Peregrine Falcon can dive to a speed that can exceed 200 miles per hour. It does so when it dives for prey while in midair.
Most Venomous Animal
The Box Jellyfish possesses a toxin that is particularly lethal and affects the heart, nervous system and skin. What’s worse is that its venom is overwhelmingly painful and causes human victims to go into shock, drown or even die of heart failure before reaching the shore. Survivors have said that they’ve experienced pain weeks after coming in contact with these jellyfish.
The Three-Toed Sloth top speed is a staggering 0.03 miles per hour. It’s so slow that algae can and has grown on them.
The Giraffe can reach a height that ranges from 16 to 20 feet.
The Southern Giant Darner in Australia can reach a top speed of 60 mph.
Longest Living Animal
Known as the Immortal Jellyfish (Turritopsis nutricula), it can revert back to being a polyp once it reaches sexual maturity, which makes it functionally immortal.
The Dung Beetle can pull an object 1,141 times its own body weight, which is the equivalent to an average human pulling a six double-decker bus filled with people.
Highest Jumping Animal
The flea happens to be the highest and the longest jumper relative to its size. It can jump 220 times their own body length and 150 times their own body height. These would be the equivalent to a normal human jumping 400m over a 250m height.
The tiger pistol shrimp is a Mediterranean native and tops the list of being the loudest creature on earth. Capable of producing a sonic blast with over 200dB (this is louder than a gunshot). Good thing this little guy lives underwater since human ears can only tolerate sounds of 120-130dB.
The Black Mamba can grow up to 14 feet long and travel at speeds exceeding 12 mph. When threatened, it attacks with repeated strikes, delivering massive amounts of lethal venom.
Animal with the most powerful bite
The Saltwater Crocodile has a bite force that measures a bone-crushing 3,700 pounds per square inch.
Animal with the best hearing
The Greater Wax Moth can sense frequencies up to 300 kilohertz, which is well beyond the range of any other animal and higher than any bat could squeak.
Animal with the sharpest eyesight
Raptors (or birds of prey) such as eagles, hawks and buzzards have a vision that’s three to four times sharper than a human’s. Eagles for example, can spot rabbits from several miles away while hawks and buzzards often scan lands below from a height of 10 to 15,000 feet high.
Animal with the best sense of smell
With an olfactory ability that is 2,100 times better than that of a human (and 300 times better than a blood hound) the bear is the reigning champion in the sense of smell department. Their olfactory prowess is so amazing that they can smell a dead animal from 20 miles away. This is possible due to the fact that their olfactory bulb region is five times bigger than us humans and their noses contain hundreds of tiny muscles which they can manipulate with the same dexterity as people’s fingers.
The Ostrich can grow to a height of nine feet and can weigh up to 350 pounds. It also lays the largest eggs of any bird, which can weigh up to three pounds.
Fastest running animal
The Cheetah can sprint to a top speed of 70 mph when catching prey. That’s as fast as most highway speed limits.
The Fairyfly is only 1/5 of a millimeter in length.
Most electrifying animal
The Electric Eel produces more electricity than any other animal on earth. It’s capable of sending out a 500-watt shock.
Fastest reproducing multicellular animal
The Sap is considered to be the fastest reproducing multicellular animal on the planet. It can reproduce sexually and asexually by creating long chains of saps. These chained saps expel fertilized eggs which become individual saps and then proceed to reproduce asexually. This reproduction combination can amass a vast number of saps, so much so that scientists believe they may have a direct affect on global warming.
Most luminous animal
The Alarm Jellyfish launches a series of flashes which function to draw predators that will be more interested in the attacker than itself, hence its name.
Most creative non-human animal
The Chimpanzee have apparently been able to make as well as use tools without human’s help as suggested by the discoveries of stone hammers at a chimp settlement in the Ivory Coast dating back 4,300 years.
Smartest non-human animal
Ravens are extremely resourceful animals that have been known to multi-task. Researchers from Canada and Scotland have shown that ravens use logic to understand their surroundings in a way that surpasses even the great apes. They have been able to use tools to obtain food and have the ability to recognize faces and people.
Deadliest non-human creature on the planet
The Anopheles Mosquito is responsible for causing between one to three million deaths per year due to its ability to infect people with the malaria virus.