UCSB Science Line
Sponge Spicules Nerve Cells Galaxy Abalone Shell Nickel Succinate X-ray Lens Lupine
UCSB Science Line
Home
How it Works
Ask a Question
Search Topics
Webcasts
Our Scientists
Science Links
Contact Information
What is the largest modern animal on the Earth?
Answer 1:

The blue whale is the biggest animal that has EVER lived on Earth. It’s so big that its heart is the size a small car. When an animal is that big, it really needs to be in the water to support its body weight.

Thanks for asking,

Answer 2:

Great question! Amazingly, the largest mammal that has ever existed is still alive today! The blue whale is 90 feet long and weighs over 200 tons. That’s about the length of two basketball courts and the weight of 100 cars!


Answer 3:

The largest modern animal on the Earth is the Blue Whale! In fact, it is the biggest creature to ever lived on Earth, even bigger than the biggest dinosaurs! It is also fun to know that the biggest land animal in the world is the African Elephant!

Answer 4:

The blue whale, which weighs in at about 170 tons.



Click Here to return to the search form.

University of California, Santa Barbara Materials Research Laboratory National Science Foundation
This program is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and UCSB School-University Partnerships
Copyright © 2015 The Regents of the University of California,
All Rights Reserved.
UCSB Terms of Use