Animals

The Largest Beasts To Have Roamed The Earth

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In its 4.54 Billion year history, the Earth has been witness to a lot. From being a ball of fire to making its journey through supporting life in all its different forms, the planet has been home to the biggest and meanest beasts out there, some of which still exist, some which are nearing extinction and some which have been wiped out from the face of the Earth.

Lets take a look at some of the largest species to have walked the earth

10. The Asian Gaur (Indian Bison)

Average Weight: 650 to 1,500 kgs

Status: Vulnerable

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9. The White Rhinoceros

Average Weight: 800 to 2,300 kgs

Status: Near Threatened (Only 4 left)

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8. The Hippopotamus

Average Weight: 1,600 to 4,500 kg

Status: Vulnerable

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7. The African Elephant 

Average Weight: 2,700 to 6,000 kg

Status: Vulnerable Species

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6. The Wooly Mammoth 

Average Weight: 6,000 kg to 13,000 kgs

Status: Completely Extinct

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5. Palaeoloxodon Namadicus (Pre-historic Asian Straight Tusked Elephant)

Average Weight: Approximately 22,000 kgs

Status: Completely Extinct

 

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4. The Megalodon (Mega Shark)

Average Weight: Approximately 70,000 to 1,00,000 kgs

Status: Completely Extinct

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3. Argentinosaurus (Sauropod)

Average Weight: Approximately 100,000 kgs

Status: Completely Extinct

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2. Spinosaurus

Average Weight: Approximately 70,000 to 130,000 kgs

Status: Completely Extinct

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1. The Blue Whale

Average Weight: Approximately 140,000 to 190,000 kgs (190 tonnes)

Status: Endangered

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The Blue Whale has managed to survive, evolve and thrive in this time and age despite the hardships it has to face due to its size. The larger the mammal, the harder it is to fight extinction.

There were many dinosaurs who’s true weight is still being speculated but not proven. There are also mammals that pre-date the dinosaurs, that could’ve been much bigger and more ferocious, but due to lack of evidence have not been included in the list.

 

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