10 Of The Biggest Animals Of Their Kind
There are plenty of animals throughout the world, with over one million different species being found and cataloged thus far. Now, with that many different creatures on our planet, there’s bound to be a lot of diversity. This diversity plays a major role in the size, shape and general appearance of a given animal, as they have adapted to their specific ecosystems to survive better. For example, were you aware that the biggest rodent, which is the same family of animals that includes rats, mice, hamsters, weighs over 100 kilograms? Read on to find out more about the biggest type of animals in the entire world.
The Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox — Largest Bat
The largest species of bat in the world is the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox, which are an endangered species in the Philippines. Their wingspan can reach a massive 1.8 meters, or 6 feet.
The Sunfish — Largest Bony Fish
The Sunfish (Mola mola) is the largest bony fish currently living, and has an average length of 1.8 meters (6 ft), a fin-to-fin length of 2.5 m (8 ft) and can weigh in excess of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). While they are massive creatures, they can’t travel too fast; with a speed of just 3.2 km/h (2 mph). In comparison, the bottlenose dolphin cruises along at 11 km/h (7 mph)