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The Largest Animals

 

These are the largest living animals today as defined by volume, mass, height or length. Let's glorify Allah All Mighty….

 

Blue Whale: Largest Animal

 

The blue whale is the largest animal to have ever existed. This marine mammal can be over 32.9 m in length and more than 172 metric tons in weight.

 

Colossal Squid: Largest Mollusk

 

With a length that can be over 14 m the Colossal Squid (also called Antarctic and Giant Cranch Squid) is both the largest mollusk and largest of all invertebrates. This Southern Ocean inhabitant is also the proud owner of the largest eyes in the animal kingdom.

 

African Bush Elephant: Largest Terrestrial Animal

 

The African Bush Elephant, also called Savannah Elephant is the largest and heaviest land-dwelling animal. Its length can reach up to 7.3 m, stand at 3.5, and can weigh up to 9,000 kg.

 

Eastern Lowland Gorilla: Largest Primate

 

The Eastern Lowland Gorilla found in the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo is the largest primate in the world. Its maximum size can be more than 225 kg and 1.83 m in the wild, with much heavier weight records in captivity. Some males can even weigh up to 338 kg.

 

Saltwater Crocodile: Largest Reptile

 

The largest reptile is the saltwater or estuarine crocodile found throughout the waters of Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. An adult can weigh up to 1,360 kg and length can be over 6 m.

 

Ostrich: Largest Bird

 

The ostrich not only holds the record as the largest living bird, it also owns the largest egg among living animals, and with its ability to run up to 74 km/h has the top land speed among birds. This flightless bird with its distinctive long neck and legs can weigh up to 155 kg  and stand up to 2.8 m.

 

Chinese Giant Salamander: Largest Amphibian

 

The Chinese Giant salamanders are the largest living amphibians known today. These river-dwellers from China can weigh up to 64 kg and be as long as 1.83 m.

 

Japanese Spider Crab: Largest Arthropod

 

The Japanese spider crab is the largest known arthropod having a leg span of 4 m, a body size of 37 cm and can weigh up to 20 kg. Its natural habitat is at the seabed of the Pacific Ocean in the waters of Japan. This 10 legged crab is believed to live up to 100 years.

 

Goliath Beetle: Largest Insect

 

The Goliath beetles are among the largest and heaviest living insects on Earth. They can measure up to 110 mm and can weigh over 100 g in the larval stage.

 

This is the work of God

These creatures invite us to glorify the creator be he blessed and exalted and to remember this great verse: (Allah has created every moving (living) creature from water. Of them there are some that creep on their bellies, and some that walk on two legs, and some that walk on four. Allah creates what He wills. Verily Allah is Able to do all things.) (An- Nur – verse 45) .God has created all of these creatures for an aim and purpose not as a play.

In fact, looking attentively at these giant creatures should stimulate us to remember how much we are small and weak in front of these animals, so we don’t have to be arrogant but to be modest. The weight of this blue whale is equal to 2000 man!! This creature glorify his creator, God says: (The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him and there is not a thing but glorifies His Praise. But you understand not their glorification. Truly, He is Ever Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving.) (Al- Isra – verse 44) …our great creator ensures livelihood of these creatures …so, would he prevent livelihood of a man says: there is no God but Allah??!!! 

 

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By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel

www.kaheel7.com/eng

 

Source:

The Largest Living Animals, http://scienceray.com/biology/zoology/the-largest-living-animals/

 
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