10 Animals That Are Bigger Than You Thought They Were

Animals are interesting in themselves, but large animals are even more interesting because they are typically a mystery to us. Most people have an idea in their head of what certain large animals look like – sharks, lions, bears – but typically people are slightly wrong in their perceptions. Most large animals are not seen very often by most people, so they are usually estimated to be smaller than they actually are in people’s heads. This list is a compilation of ten animals who are usually a lot larger than people think they are!


Most people don’t realize how big and powerful ostriches are. Ostriches can weigh up to 320 pounds, which is as much as two adult humans.

Blue Whale

Blue whales are possibly the largest animals to have ever existed, usually weighing in at about 180 tons.