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.

#1

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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7 months ago

Wow, soo handsome! 😍

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#2

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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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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Guy MacGregor
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7 months ago

Dad size: Approx. 1.88m

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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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Monday
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7 months ago

Why does this make me think of those skinwalker stories?

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#8

Complete Unit

Complete Unit

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Vic
Community Member
7 months ago

Okay! When you don't coordinate the feeding with the rest of the feeder.. That's one cute bunny, though..

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#9

Maine Coon vs. Siamese Size Comparison

Maine Coon vs. Siamese Size Comparison

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hispanic! at the disco
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7 months ago

The duality of cat

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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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Scagsy
Community Member
7 months ago

R.I.P. Big Guy

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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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7 months 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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7 months ago

holy shit.. that can take of a leg

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#13

Salt Water Crocodile

Salt Water Crocodile

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Daria Z
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7 months ago

Shit, it's scary

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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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Vic
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow!

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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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John Otruba
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7 months ago

A shame the incredible amount of human garbage on the top of the frame

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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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Pete H
Community Member
7 months ago

The least dangerous, yet still looks like it would eat me in a heartbeat..

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#17

This Is How Huge A Moose Is

This Is How Huge A Moose Is

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My O My
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7 months ago

Do they damage things? Like, by stepping on them accidentaly?

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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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7 months 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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7 months 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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Daria Z
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7 months ago

I'd like to pet his belly :D

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#21

Leatherback Turtles Can Get Pretty Huge Apparently

Leatherback Turtles Can Get Pretty Huge Apparently

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Princess Procrastination
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7 months ago

E E K

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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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Vic
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7 months ago

Big beanies!!

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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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Princess Procrastination
Community Member
7 months ago

Chubby Boi

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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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7 months 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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Vic
Community Member
7 months ago

That looks like wolverines claw.. in the movies, before adamentium

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#26

A Big, Fat Caterpillar

A Big, Fat Caterpillar

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Megzymonsta
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7 months ago

'I'm a beautiful butterfly'

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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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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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
7 months 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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Electric Ed
Community Member
7 months ago

So you picked the smallest (tiny really) possible car for scale :)

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#32

The Skull Of A Blue Whale

The Skull Of A Blue Whale

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Girts Frīdbergs
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7 months ago

Can't understand why, but I see Punisher

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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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Ray Heap
Community Member
7 months ago

That´s a dinosaur.

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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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7 months 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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Lil Bare
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7 months ago

How can you hold them omg

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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
Community Member
7 months ago

The strength in that hand...

SoozeeQ
Community Member
7 months ago

Yeah, I don't know that I'd want to put my hand so close to his.

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Gina Babe
Community Member
7 months ago

Sad that is through bars

Orionpax75
Community Member
7 months ago

Thinking the same thing, wish I could free them all :(

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Maria R
Community Member
7 months ago

So sad to see, a life behind bars.

Brendan
Community Member
7 months ago

A free hand compared to an imprisoned hand.

Orionpax75
Community Member
7 months ago

Wish I could free all caged animals that's my wish if I ever find a genie bottle:(

scrappyrat
Community Member
7 months ago

That cage is a travesty. These animals don't belong in captivity. Period.

Kelly
Community Member
7 months ago

In prison, poor boy.

Patzpie
Community Member
7 months ago

And to think, we share more than 90% of our DNA with them..........

Jen
Community Member
7 months ago

Human hand is free unlike poor gorilla

Mors Vincit Omnia
Community Member
6 months ago

It's screwed up that we've got to such a point that they're only truly safe behind our cages. When you consider how closely related we are to Gorilla's and the rest of our ape relatives, it's sad that we have put them in cages.

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Marceline
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7 months ago

I don't like the view of railings.. Very sad.

MaryBored Pasaribu
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6 months ago

I think it'll smash me easily..

Linda Bartlett
Community Member
6 months ago

King Kong is alive and well.

Sue Sanders
Community Member
6 months ago

He would keep you warm at night - with one hand. Snuggle buns.

Vidya Narayan
Community Member
6 months ago

Size and strength don't matter when you're in a cage...

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
7 months ago

SO human.

Freaky Fred
Community Member
7 months ago

Chilll more dangerous tnah power Power anybody aninal or human wise has it but agressivessnes thats the G poont

Mors Vincit Omnia
Community Member
6 months ago

Gorillas are nowhere near as aggressive as humans and certainly nowhere near as violent.

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Eli McDufford
Community Member
7 months ago

Yep,, thats a big ole Gorilla paw

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
7 months ago

Yet, still, chimpanzee is much more dangerous than gorilla.

Cooter McCoughlin
Community Member
7 months ago

Does that gorilla get manicures? It has nicer looking nails than I do

Raph cuddy
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7 months ago

they could snap your neck with a pinch

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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
Community Member
7 months 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
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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months ago

Can't deny the relationship.

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#41

Fully Inflated Horse Lungs

Fully Inflated Horse Lungs

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ImaDerp
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7 months ago

Horse lungs?

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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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7 months 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
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7 months 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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Maryam Siddiqui
Community Member
7 months ago

in second grade one of my teachers showed us an emu egg she got on a trip to nigeria, she was pretty cool

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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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ImaDerp
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7 months ago

That emu f**cks everything 😂

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#46

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

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eli yete
Community Member
7 months ago

Bruh....

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#47

Claw Sizes Of 25 Different Predators

Claw Sizes Of 25 Different Predators

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Electric Ed
Community Member
7 months 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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Wendy Franck
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7 months ago

Eeeeewwww

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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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Captain Awesome
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7 months ago

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Lunch!

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