Meet these 10 gigantic animals that you will not believe exist. They are really fantastic that they are out of the ordinary.
Each species of animal has a defined characteristic that could be said to be within the norm. They are somewhat exotic animals because they are larger than normal, they are gigantic if we compare them with other animals of the same species. Some of these are in danger of extinction so it is necessary to become aware of the damage we are causing to their livelihood. At first glance they look like terrifying animals straight out of a science fiction movie. They look dangerous and intimidating, but most of them are really harmless. Meet these amazing animals.
This is the list of 10 giant animals that you will not believe exist:
1. The fruit bat
The megabat belongs to the group of largest bats in the world. However, not all species are that huge. The smallest species is only 6 cm, but the largest species, namely the fruit bats (also known as flying foxes), have a wingspan of up to 1.5 meters.
2. Medusa Nomura
The diameter of this animal when it reaches its largest size, is equal to the height of an average man. They can weigh up to 200 kg, and are found in Japanese waters. The Nomura jellyfish is an amazing creature, but scientists are concerned about its population decline.
3. Giant African snail
It is generally found in Ghana and its scientific name is Achatina Achatina. It is a large, voracious mollusk that can measure up to 30 cm in length. It is very adaptable as it can eat a variety of foods. It can reproduce quickly so it is considered a very invasive species.
4. Cane toad
Its scientific name is Rhinella Marina, but it is also known as the giant neo tropical toad. It is a really large animal whose origin is the center of the American continent, but they have also been introduced in Oceania, the Caribbean and northern Australia.
5. Japanese Spider Crab
Crabs are pretty impressive animals, but there is probably something even more incredible in the waters of Japan. Weighing up to 19 kg, the Japanese spider crab has long been a fishing staple in the Asian country. This animal can cause serious injuries due to its powerful claws.
To this day, Darius is the largest rabbit in the world. It weighs 22 kg and measures 1.21 meters in length. As impressive as his dimensions are, he could lose his title due to his son Jeff hot on his heels, Jeff is 1.1 meters in length and only 8 months old.
7. Chinese Giant Salamander
The Chinese giant salamander is also known as Andrias Davidianus. It is the largest amphibian in the world, which can reach 1.8 meters. However, unlike the aforementioned snails, the Chinese giant salamander is not as adaptable.
8. Giant freshwater stingray
Not all stingrays live in the ocean, in fact the largest ones do not. This gigantic freshwater stingray usually weighs between 500 and 600 kg. However, like the salamander, their numbers are decreasing. This species is threatened by overfishing and the loss of its habitat.
9. Giant squid
The giant squid also known as Architeuthis is a huge animal that can naturally measure up to 13 meters and weigh around 180 kg, and they live in the deep ocean. However, this image corresponds to that of a squid that according to the news measured 48 meters and was a mutation generated by the Fukushima nuclear plant. Actually, the squid did exist, but not with those dimensions.
10. Giant Weta
If you still can't believe that a cricket can eat carrots, this story will convince you. The 11 species of giant weta that exist are significantly larger than their normal relatives, which at the same time are larger than most insects.