How Big Are They? Giraffe,Whale, Ostrich, Elephant

Blue Whale

The Blue whale is the largest animal of all time, reaching a weight of about 180 tonnes (198 US tons) and a length of 30m (98′). Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant and their hearts as much as a car.

The average height of a giraffe differs between male and female.

Male giraffes (or ‘bulls’) can be up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall, with a shoulder height of 11 feet (3.3 meters).

Female giraffes (or ‘cows’) can be up to 14 feet (4.3 meters) tall, with a shoulder height of 9 feet (2.8 meters).  They weigh approximately 2 tonnes or 2.2 US tons. Even baby giraffes are huge, a whopping six feet tall at birth

The tallest recorded male giraffe was one at London zoo called George who reached an amazing 19 ft 3 in (5.88 meters) The tallest recorded female was ‘Shackie’ who is 22ft tall (6.7 meters)

The largest living reptile is saltwater crocodile with a length of 5 m (16′) The largest recorded crocodile weighed an incredible 1,900 kg (21US tons) and spanned 6.3m (21′) in length!

The Ostrich is the largest living bird, with a height of 2.7m (9′) and weighing in at 156 kg (344lbs).

This man did get away, but he will probably keep his distance from ostriches.

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