Today we bring you the world’s biggest animal, the gigantic blue whale.
This mega-mammal can reach an astonishing length of almost 100 feet (30 m) with a weight of about 190 short tons (170 tonnes).
Considered to be the largest animal in history, this majestic creature used to inhabit basically all of the world’s oceans until the beginning of the last century.
Whaling has severely decreased their number however, reducing it from about 300,000 to mere 2,000, therefore making blue whales an endangered specie.
Despite the huge size, this big guy can travel at speed of 31 mph (50 kph), making the observation of blue whales quite a sight. Pretty much everything is enormous about them. They have a lung capacity of 1,320 gallons (5,000 liters) and eat up to 7,900 pounds (3,600 kg) of krill every day. Being the world’s biggest animal, they also take the title of the biggest mammal in the world.