These Giant Animals Have To Be Seen To Be Believed

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Naturally, when we think of giant animals, the Elephant is the first that comes to mind. But there are other large beasts in the world we’re not so familiar with. Here’s a roundup of some of the biggest animals on land and in the ocean. And, some of the funniest…
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The Giraffe

The giraffe is the world’s tallest land mammal. Duh. But, did you know that giraffes have the same number of neck bones as humans? That makes minor traffic accidents a REAL pain the neck… Sorry. Couldn’t resist…
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The Giant Japanese Crab

What is it about Japan that makes their animals grow so large? (Could it be something in the water?) This Giant Spider Crab (an arthropod) is scary enough to give Godzilla a run for his money. Especially if they get busy below the belt…
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The Southern Elephant Seal

Southern Elephant Seals may not be the largest mammals, but they’re distinctive because the male can be as much as 5 times larger than the female. But. curiously enough, with only twice the bad breath…
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The Capybara

The Capybara is the world’s largest rodent. Despite the fact that makes them, basically, the planet’s biggest rats, they’re surprisingly good (and becoming more popular) pets. Just don’t feed them pizza…
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The Blue Whale

Not only is the Blue Whale the largest animal on Earth today, it’s the biggest animal to have EVER existed, including the dinosaurs. And, oh yeah, their favorite food? Fish and ships…
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The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus is normally a herbivore. But,when provoked they’ve proven they’re developing a taste for meat. Especially bacon…
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The Polar Bear

Polar Bears are usually found only in the Arctic and are the largest strictly carnivorous land mammals. But, with the encroachment by humans on their environment, they’re learning how to get along with us a little better. Still, it’s never a good idea to pick up hitchhikers…
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The Giant Salamander

Salamanders make good pets too. If you can keep them under a foot or so. In China, the Giant Salamander (a reptile) can grow up to 6 feet long. That makes them hard to keep in a tank. And even harder to keep on a leash…
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The White Rhinoceros

The White Rhinoceros is the largest land mammal on the Endangered Species list, mainly because there are still idiots in the world who think their horns make you, well, horny. And, despite our best efforts at making a joke, there’s just nothing funny about that…
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