World’s Top 8 Biggest Animals
When we say big, we mean gigantic versions of our favorite pets – the tallest horses that are double the size of a normal horse, cows that are twice your size, sharks and hybrids of tigers and lions… You would probably be surprised to know that most of these animals are hybrids and experiments of people who thought that creating a larger version of the existing biggest animals they would create something better. Well, not that these animals are bad, but not always bigger is better.
#1. World’s biggest dog
This big buddy is gargantuan specimen named Hercules, and he holds the Guinness Record for World’s Biggest Dog. Hercules is an English Mastiff and has a 98 cm neck and weighs 127 kilograms. His paws are the size of a softball, and the three-year-old monster is far larger and heavier than his breed’s standard 90 kilograms. The owner of Hercules is Mr. Flynn who says that Hercules weight is natural and not induced by a bizarre diet. The owner claims that he doesn’t use any steroids or special food because the dog grew naturally big. Kind of hard to believe.
#2. World’s biggest horse
Radar is a Belgian draught horse, which holds the World’s Tallest Living Horse Record. This huge horse who is over 2 meters tall, is from Mount Pleasant, Texas, USA. The animal weights over a tone, and has a great appetite putting away 20 gallons of water a day and 8 kilograms of grain. Cute “little” guy.
#3. World’s biggest cow
Big Cow Chilli is as big as a small elephant and he’s described as a gentle giant. Just look this huge yet cute animal. Chilli the giant bullock stands at 183 cm and weighs over a ton. But this huge animal is not dangerous, he only grazes on grass during the day and enjoys the occasional swede as a treat. As seen on the photo, he is taller than an average human being.
#4. World’s biggest pig
The Liaoning Provincial Agricultural Museum is appealing to the Guinness Book of Records to recognize a 900 kg pig which died on February 5, 2009 as the biggest pig ever. When the large pig died it was 2.5 meters long, had a waistline of 2.23 meters and a tusk of 14.4 centimetres long. According to XU Changjin, a farmer of Wafangdian city, the pig was only 5 years old. He kept his pig in a good built sty and gave it quality food all its life. The picture shows a monster pig, who didn’t live to get the wanted “title”.
#5. World’s tallest dog
This may not be the biggest dog in the world, but for sure the tallest according to the Guinness World Records for sure is. Gibson is a Harlequin Great Dane weights more than 70 kilograms and is more than 2.13 meters tall that is taller than most NBA basketball players.
#6. World’s biggest cat
Jungle Island in Miami is home to a liger (yes, the word is correct, it is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger) who is named Hercules, also known as the largest non-obese liger. The liger is recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest cat on Earth, weighing over 400 kilograms.
#7. World’s biggest catfish
At over 245 kilograms, this Mekong Giant Catfish is the largest freshwater fish in the world. It is nearly 2.7 meters and is as big as a grizzly bear. This huge catfish was caught in northern Thailand may be the largest freshwater fish ever recorded. Even though every fisherman brags about how large fish they caught, this one is definitely the largest one in the world. Scientists’ opinion about the Mekong Giant Catfish is firm that this is really the biggest fish with the recorded capture of 245 kilograms.
#8. World’s largest shark
This giant whale shark was caught in China by fishermen who managed to harness the ten-meter, eight-tonne big fish. Scientists say that whale sharks can reach an 18 metre length and live in warm water by the coasts and in open seas and spend most of their time near the surface. It was no wonder it was so easily caught.