By far, the biggest animal in the world is the blue whale. It can reach lengths of just over 30 meters and weigh up to 136 tonnes. It can be found in almost all the world’s oceans. The blue whale was nearly extinct until a ban on hunting was introduced in the 1960’s. Now world populations are estimated at between 5,000 and 12,000.
What is the Biggest Land Animal in the World?
The biggest land animal in the world is the African Bush Elephant weighing in at over 7000 kg. and standing up to 3 and half meters at the shoulder. It is considered a vulnerable species on the IUCN list.