9 of the largest animals of their kind on Earth

Wandering Albatross

With an impressive wingspan reaching up to 11.5 feet (3.5 meters), the wandering albatross is renowned for its majestic flight across the vast oceans of the Southern Hemisphere.

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing

Native to Papua New Guinea, this rare butterfly spreads its wings nearly 1 foot (0.3 meters) across, making it the largest butterfly in the world.


Standing about 2 feet (60 cm) tall at the shoulders, the capybara is the largest rodent, known for its semi-aquatic lifestyle in South America.

Giant Clam

The giant clam can grow up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) and weigh over 500 lbs. (227 kilograms), making it the biggest bivalve mollusk.

Whale Shark

This gentle giant of the seas can reach lengths of up to 40 feet (12 meters) and weigh as much as 20.6 tons (18.7 metric tons).

Red Kangaroo

Measuring up to 5.3 feet (1.6 meters) from head to rump and weighing around 200 lbs. (90 kilograms), the red kangaroo is the largest living marsupial.

Reticulated Python

The record for the longest snake goes to the reticulated python, which can grow up to 26.2 feet (8 meters) long.

Komodo Dragon

Male Komodo dragons can grow up to 10 feet (3 meters) and weigh about 200 lbs. (90 kilograms), making them the largest lizards in the world.

Goliath Frog

This mighty amphibian can grow longer than a foot (32 cm) and weigh more than 7 lbs. (3.3 kilograms), making it the largest frog.