We often hear about the biggest animals that would easily tower over humans twice, thrice, and some even ten times. But how big, exactly, are they?

Let’s take the blue whale, which is known as one of the largest animals ever to exist. Imagine: the largest ever measured 110 feet long. If that doesn’t ring a bell just yet, think of it as longer than 2 packed school buses that seat 40 people each. It’s also longer than 18 grown men of 6 feet laid head to toe with each other.

If your head is spinning, right down below is a collection of animal photos that put their size into perspective and do the "just imagine" part for us. From very large Maine coons to gigantic Siberian tigers, these are the big boys and girls of the animal kingdom.

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I Never Knew What Absolute U N I T S Clydesdales Are Until I Saw This Picture

I Never Knew What Absolute U N I T S Clydesdales Are Until I Saw This Picture

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Daria Z
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1 month ago

Wow, soo handsome! 😍

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Tagging And Blood Tests For Bison. Just To Give You An Idea Of How Big They Are, This Male Weighs Around 3000lbs

Tagging And Blood Tests For Bison. Just To Give You An Idea Of How Big They Are, This Male Weighs Around 3000lbs

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Guy MacGregor
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1 month ago

Approx. 1360 kgs

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#3

An Adult Ocean Sunfish Compared To Them At Birth

An Adult Ocean Sunfish Compared To Them At Birth

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Lilli Stanard
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1 month ago

Awwww the wittle baby weeeee guys😍😍😍😍

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We usually imagine felines as cute little furballs who, no matter how fast they grow up, still fit into our lap just fine. But there’s one cat breed known as the Maine coon that can easily reach up to 40 inches. In comparison, the average size of an adult domestic cat comes in at as little as 8 to 10 inches.

In order to find out more about the scale of these massive felines, Bored Panda reached out to Jess Beckwith, a professional Maine coon breeder based in the United Kingdom from RudyCats.co.uk. Jess told us that Maine coons are referred to “as the dogs of the cat world, not only because of their incredible personalities, but also because of their size.”

They’re the biggest domestic cats and can range from 11 to 33 pounds when fully grown. Two of Jess’s “young neutered boys currently hit the scales at around 21 pounds.” Meanwhile, the largest Maine coon is named Barivel and he measures a whopping 3 feet and 11.2 inches from head to tail tip. That makes him longer than a baseball bat.

However impressive the scale of Maine coons may be, it’s not the most important feature when it comes to exhibitions. Jess said that “good bone structure, features, and the ‘not too extreme’ look is best, as well as temperament and health, of course,” are more important for winning a title in the big game.

#4

Meet Patrick, The World’s Oldest And Largest Wombat

Meet Patrick, The World’s Oldest And Largest Wombat

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Agfox
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1 month ago

Except Patrick died 3 years ago - he was much mourned by staff & local Ballarat residents

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#5

Giant African Land Snail

Giant African Land Snail

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Rissie
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1 month ago

Is he posing for the picture?

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This big boy who resembles an oversized guinea pig is, in fact, a nocturnal marsupial known as a wombat (Vombatus ursinus). Patrick has stolen people's hearts by being both incredibly cute and gigantic. Weighing 84 pounds, he is one of the largest (and oldest) wombats ever to have lived.

Only quite recently, a new, wombat-like species was discovered in Australia called Makupirna nambensis, which literally translates to “big bones” in the aboriginal language. The creature’s remains are now one of the oldest fossils found in the area, thought to date back to 25 million years ago.This boy could have weighed 330 pounds, which is more than five adult wombats living today.

Yet, Makupirna is still not the biggest. The absolute record-breaking wombat-like creature was called Diprotodon and it weighed over two tons. This powerful beast could have lived until 11,700 years ago.

#6

My Dad And My Dog (Dad Is 6'2")

My Dad And My Dog (Dad Is 6'2")

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Kirk Helfrich
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1 month ago

That's not a dog. It's a rare breed of minature horse.

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#7

I Have Severely Underestimated The Size Of A Moose

I Have Severely Underestimated The Size Of A Moose

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Mohammad Ammar
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1 month ago

Yeah they're more similar to camels than deer.

Ms.M.
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1 month ago

A moose is on the loose! 😲

Daniel Lewis
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1 month ago

That was the official slogan of Loring Air Force Base.

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

FINALLY. I get to see a pix of a Moose with something to show something to compare it to. YEA. I want to see one in the wild. Bucket list.

Bobthemess
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1 month ago

No you don't. Trust me. I almost died. I was walking in the woods and came across a huge tree, so I climbed it. As I was getting down I heard a huffing coming from behind me and thought it was a charging bear. It was a moose. It saw me and froze. I couldn't climb up the tree because it would take too long. I backed away waving my arms forward and back bc that's what you do with horses. I think it might have taken this as

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Fireflower
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1 month ago

This reminds me of something my philosophy teacher once told me. He said that if you're driving, you see a moose, and your options are either a) hit the moose or b) drive into the ditch, choose option b. Because if you hit it, its legs would break and it would fall on top of you, crushing you to death

Jennie-Lind Normand
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1 month ago

A friend of mine hit a moose in her little car. Destroyed the car, she was very lucky to survive. Northern Ontario (Canada) has a ton of moose's

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kasa alex
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1 month ago

Why do people always say the wildlife in Australia is so dangerous - we having nothing that compares to that!! (Ok crocs and great whites are pretty gnarly...)

Lillukka79
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1 month ago

Big dangerous animal is a lot easier to spot from far away and get away from than your creepy crawlies.

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CR Harvey
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1 month ago

They are gigantic.

AJu
Community Member
1 month ago

I hope the drivers were smart enough to stop their cars, turn the lights off abd let the moose go back to the woods

Monday
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1 month ago

Why does this make me think of those skinwalker stories?

Sofie
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1 month ago

Do you mean Slenderman?🤔

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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1 month ago

MOTHER OF / / WHAT

Maria R
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1 month ago

And the with that angle they looks even bigger than they really are.

LaGERIS UNDERWOOD BELL
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1 month ago

Fortunately for Rocky, Bullwinkle wasn't very bright!

Oskar vanZandt
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1 month ago

They're a force to be reckoned with alright... or better avoided! Have seen several moose at a distance in Canada.

LOttawa
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1 month ago

We saw one up close (not intentionally), we were driving back from fishing and after a curve in the trail there he was.... We felt small in our pickup truck (and scared he would attack).

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Nefeli Christogoula
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1 month ago (edited)

I recently saw a pic of a huge moose and was so sure it was photoshop because it was humongous. I googled it and felt really stupid, they are actually THAT big.

John Baker
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1 month ago

A bull moose can be over eight feet tall and weigh well over a ton - and they don't like people.

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

They protect their young! Quite capable of fliping a car over.

Celtic Pirate Queen
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1 month ago

About 40 years ago, in our camping trailer one night in the North Cascades National Park (WA State) & I needed to pee. There was snow on the ground and a full moon. Absolutely beautiful night. I'm doing my business about 10 yards away (we had another couple with us) and I hear the snow crunching. Then I hear this huffing noise & I am too terrified to scream (plus I'm still peeing). This bull moose steps into view and bent his head down to check me out, like literally 2 feet away, his breath on my face. I couldn't see the end of his rack in my peripheral vision, it was so immense. He was glorious. I just looked up at him in awe. I remember saying "Oh, you're a big fella". He snorted a few times and just went on down the road.

Grumble O'Pug
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1 month ago

One of the last of the megafauna.

Mia
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1 month ago

No messing with these beats! A minivan hit one head-on in rural southern Manitoba and the moose ended up in the backseat

Azsha Lindsay
Community Member
1 month ago

wow i probably would be scared

Squee
Community Member
1 month ago

Now i know that all the games I have watched actually got the weird lanky build of the moose correct. Lol.

Kathy Brown
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1 month ago

I never knew they were that big. I thought they were like deer.

Juliette Dauterive
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1 month ago

That’s a big mature Bull moose with a very impressive rack

Heather Moritz
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1 month ago

Me and this moose stared at each other through a window, which was scary enough! They are huge creatures lol DSCN0816-5...345db2.jpg DSCN0816-5f2618b345db2.jpg

Jill Blankenbaker
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1 month ago

Looks like something out of Star Wars!

Bonnie North
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1 month ago

I had no idea they were so big.

Amanda Hartley
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1 month ago

Oh wow 😲😲😲

Beverly Shepard
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1 month ago

In New Brunswick, the pictorial "moose warning" signs don't just show a picture of a moose, without context: they show a moose next to a car. Makes the point.

mark beatty
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1 month ago

They're fucking Cenozoic era is what they are

Johanne Trudeau
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1 month ago

We have quite a few accidents in Northern Canada between cars and Moose. No one is the winner...

Marvin HoG
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1 month ago

Sammy, you better not forget the pie this time!

CharliAnn Olney
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1 month ago

NEVER hit a Moose with your car. You will be in big hurtsville. It is like hitting a truck and the Moose is more often than not going to look at you like you are an idiot and walk away. Lived in Moose country for a very long time. Never hit one, but saw many that did.

Candy Chitty
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1 month ago

Moose are big, no doubt, but when comparing size, taking a picture like this from a TR-6 makes the moose even more impressive.

JuJu
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1 month ago

Some drive around in Impalas with a squirrel behind the wheel...

Eli McDufford
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1 month ago

They do Things

Andrea Careless
Community Member
1 month ago

Canadians all know what happens if your car hits a moose. Not good.

Charles Weisel
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1 month ago

They are huge and don't expect to hit one and still have a car... How you have gap

Paul Punzer
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1 month ago

there are many bears too but bears dont kill or hurt many ppl there in Scandinavia, those guys do... those fellas are dangerous https://youtu.be/7OiAvm-KJ4Q

Jennie-Lind Normand
Community Member
1 month ago

They are delicious though! My great uncle used to go moose hunting every year and would give us some steaks, so tender and very little fat

Christy Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, I really had no idea how big they are ... still want to pet and hug on that giant head.

doggo-is-fren
Community Member
1 month ago

7 feet at the shoulder

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 month ago

Elk are huge too! Had one cross the road in front of us and he was as big as the road was wide!

Shelby P
Community Member
1 month ago

holy cow, I had no idea!

Eduarda Queiroz
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1 month ago

yea seeing a moose in WA was rly scary haha

Animal lover❤
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1 month ago

Holy crap!

Ryleigh
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1 month ago

Jared Padalecki.

Craig Aitken
Community Member
1 month ago

Remember Grizzly Bears kill them with their face.

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

I know moose are big, but this pic seems out of proportion.

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#8

Complete Unit

Complete Unit

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Wendy Franck
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1 month ago

Flemish giant! They are so sweet!

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#9

Maine Coon vs. Siamese Size Comparison

Maine Coon vs. Siamese Size Comparison

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Maryam Siddiqui
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1 month ago

wow, well u know what they say cuteness comes in all shapes and sizes

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#10

Minazo The Southern Elephant Seal Was Known For His Blue Bucket, He Lived In Japan's Enoshima Aquarium Until His Death In 2005

Minazo The Southern Elephant Seal Was Known For His Blue Bucket, He Lived In Japan's Enoshima Aquarium Until His Death In 2005

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

Awww :( lolrus-5f2...78d743.jpg lolrus-5f2000278d743.jpg

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#11

Lion's Head Compared To Man's Head. Absolute Unit

Lion's Head Compared To Man's Head. Absolute Unit

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Lilli Stanard
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1 month ago

i wanna boop him

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#12

A Full Size Snapping Turtle Compared To What Most People Think Is A Full Size Snapping Turtle

A Full Size Snapping Turtle Compared To What Most People Think Is A Full Size Snapping Turtle

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Anne
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1 month ago

holy shit.. that can take of a leg

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#13

Salt Water Crocodile

Salt Water Crocodile

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N G
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1 month ago

Hmmm, my favourite.. a can of human...nom nom nom..

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#14

Ever Wonder How Big An Eagle Talon Is?

Ever Wonder How Big An Eagle Talon Is?

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wild lover
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1 month ago

wisit www.outbaaz.com to know more information about wildlife

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#15

A Whale Skull With A Human For Scale

A Whale Skull With A Human For Scale

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Maryam Siddiqui
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1 month ago

danggg that should be on that one post in which people reimagined what aliens would remake animals based on their skull.

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#16

Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia

Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia

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Steve Barnett
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1 month ago

Yep, Huntsman spider, harmless. But if I came across it I'd shit myself eleven months of sundays.

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#17

This Is How Huge A Moose Is

This Is How Huge A Moose Is

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Pusfarm
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1 month ago

I guess Bullwinkle wasn't a particularly accurate portrayal.

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#18

Bear Paw Is Pretty Metal

Bear Paw Is Pretty Metal

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Pete H
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1 month ago

I'm hoping this is a vets picture, not a photo of the aftermath of shooting it..

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#19

This Is A Hammerhead Bat And Is By Far The Creepiest Animal I've Seen

This Is A Hammerhead Bat And Is By Far The Creepiest Animal I've Seen

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John Otruba
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1 month ago

Middle ages gargoyle model

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#20

A Siberian Tiger With A Man For Scale

A Siberian Tiger With A Man For Scale

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Debster
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1 month ago

Awww he's getting his bottle.

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#21

Leatherback Turtles Can Get Pretty Huge Apparently

Leatherback Turtles Can Get Pretty Huge Apparently

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Danger Noodle
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1 month ago

I wish people would leave turtles alone to lay their eggs. Where this picture was taken, 50 eggs were stolen.

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#22

The Size Of A Tiger Paw Compared To A Man's Hand

The Size Of A Tiger Paw Compared To A Man's Hand

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martin734
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1 month ago

Biiiig beans!

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#23

The Critically Endangered Giant Chinese Salamander (Largest Salamander And Amphibian In The World). It Apparently Sometimes Smells Like Pepper And Makes Noises That Sound Like Small Children. Scientist For Size

The Critically Endangered Giant Chinese Salamander (Largest Salamander And Amphibian In The World). It Apparently Sometimes Smells Like Pepper And Makes Noises That Sound Like Small Children. Scientist For Size

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My O My
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1 month ago

Uggly cute

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#24

Alaskan Malamute Phil vs. Alaskan Klee Kai. Check Out The Size Difference Of The Two Breeds

Alaskan Malamute Phil vs. Alaskan Klee Kai. Check Out The Size Difference Of The Two Breeds

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eli yete
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1 month ago

the face says it all

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#25

A Whale Fin Next To The Entire Skeleton Of A Human

A Whale Fin Next To The Entire Skeleton Of A Human

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sploof
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1 month ago

where did they get that human skeleton

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#26

A Big, Fat Caterpillar

A Big, Fat Caterpillar

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

WTF? I don't remember taking any hallucinogens this morning. If I did though, would I? Hmmn

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#27

The Size Of This Croc Jumping Out Of The Water

The Size Of This Croc Jumping Out Of The Water

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Ray Heap
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1 month ago

lost a leg, poor thing.

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#28

Siberian Tigers Are Big

Siberian Tigers Are Big

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Tiny little person

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#29

Polar Bear Paw Compared To Human Hands

Polar Bear Paw Compared To Human Hands

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Sk8_boy
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1 month ago

I couldn’t bear to see one get hurt

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#30

My Girlfriend's Hand Next To A Great Dane's Paw

My Girlfriend's Hand Next To A Great Dane's Paw

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Great Danes are real gentle giants.. they are fun!

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#31

Bella vs. Mini

Bella vs. Mini

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Martti Laurson
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1 month ago

So let me get it right. Bella is the name of the car and Mini is the name of the dog?

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#32

The Skull Of A Blue Whale

The Skull Of A Blue Whale

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Peter's wife
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1 month ago

Angry bunny rabbit 🐰

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#33

The Claw Of A Male Southern Cassowary Compared To A Human Hand

The Claw Of A Male Southern Cassowary Compared To A Human Hand

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Maryam Siddiqui
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1 month ago

wow birds really did descend from dinosaurs

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#34

Goliath Tiger Fish, Congo River

Goliath Tiger Fish, Congo River

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Lilli Stanard
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1 month ago

he looks like he needs a hug

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#35

The Absolutely Startling Size Of Vespa Mandarinia Aka Asian Giant Hornet

The Absolutely Startling Size Of Vespa Mandarinia Aka Asian Giant Hornet

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T Simmons
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1 month ago

Those stings! thats absolutely terrifying

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#36

Gorilla Hands Compared To A Human Hand

Gorilla Hands Compared To A Human Hand

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CR Harvey
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1 month ago

The strength in that hand...

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#37

A Flood Brought In This New Species Of Ant To My Neighborhood. Size Comparison Between Regular Ant

A Flood Brought In This New Species Of Ant To My Neighborhood. Size Comparison Between Regular Ant

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Pete H
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1 month ago

Wtf?? That is NOT an ant, that's an inbred tarantula surely..

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#38

Fruit Bats Are Way Bigger Than I Thought.

Fruit Bats Are Way Bigger Than I Thought.

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Put Bruce Wayne down, right this instance, young lady!

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#39

I Found A Grasshopper In Costa Rica And Used My 16cm Hand For Scale

I Found A Grasshopper In Costa Rica And Used My 16cm Hand For Scale

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Monday
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1 month ago

NOPE

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#40

This Is A Human Skeleton Compared To A Gorilla Skeleton

This Is A Human Skeleton Compared To A Gorilla Skeleton

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Natalie Bohrteller
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1 month ago

Can't deny the relationship.

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#41

Fully Inflated Horse Lungs

Fully Inflated Horse Lungs

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Tiggy Darling
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1 month ago

I wonder if the horse was OK afterwards?

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#42

Unit Of A Hippo At NY Aquarium vs. Size Of This Kid

Unit Of A Hippo At NY Aquarium vs. Size Of This Kid

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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1 month ago

They get bigger then this..

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#43

Bald Eagles Are Freakin Huge Compared To A Human

Bald Eagles Are Freakin Huge Compared To A Human

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

He not bald! He has more head hair than me!!

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#44

Emu Eggs, With Chicken Egg For Scale

Emu Eggs, With Chicken Egg For Scale

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Princess Procrastination
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1 month ago

I thought it was an Avocado

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#45

Human Hand vs. Leg Of Myra, One Of The Resident Emus At Freedom Farm Animal Rescue

Human Hand vs. Leg Of Myra, One Of The Resident Emus At Freedom Farm Animal Rescue

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Jenn C
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1 month ago

Australia had a war with emus- the emus won.

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#46

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

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Danger Noodle
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1 month ago

That's just sad... poor Manta Ray

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#47

Claw Sizes Of 25 Different Predators

Claw Sizes Of 25 Different Predators

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Electric Ed
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1 month ago

Beaver? Predator? I thought beavers eat ... trees. Now that I think about it, that doesn't really make sense.

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#48

I See Your Hand Sized Moth And Raise You A Giant Beetle Larvae

I See Your Hand Sized Moth And Raise You A Giant Beetle Larvae

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Roald Andresen
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1 month ago

...and they say we should start eating insects...

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#49

This Ridiculous, Nearly Five Pound Lobster Claw Compared To A Human Hand

This Ridiculous, Nearly Five Pound Lobster Claw Compared To A Human Hand

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Tor Rolf Strøm
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1 month ago

Sad

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