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10 World's Biggest Creatures

Growth is the law of nature and every living being evolves physically to a certain extant, but sometimes the natural growth process is hampered by genetic abnormalities, resulting in hyper or under growth. Today I have brought to you 10 such living beings who faced this abnormality and grew beyond normal limits. You will be surprised to see these different creatures with their huge built and entering in Guinness Book of Records.

The World’s Biggest Catfish

world's biggest cat fish
This Mekong Giant Catfish is the largest freshwater fish in the world. Being nearly nine feet long (2.7 meters) and as big as a grizzly bear, this huge catfish caught in northern Thailand is the largest freshwater fish ever recorded. In the eyes of scientist’s the Mekong Giant Catfish has taken upper position with the recorded capture of this huge 646LB specimen by local fishermen in 2005.

The World’s Tallest Horse

world's tallest horse
Noddy the Shire horse is a robust lad having might body. He weighs in at 1.3 tonnes. Noddy has just turned five and is no doubt the world’s tallest horse, standing 20.1 hands at the wither. His height is 81 inches, or 2.057m – puts him a full inch (2.5cm) taller than Tina, a Shire horse who officially listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s tallest.

Noddy, registered name, Luscombe Nordram, was born at a Queensland stud to a mare and sire from England. And when he was six months old Jane brought him. According to his owner when he comes galloping over for his breakfast, his hooves sound like thunder.

The World’s Largest Tortoise

world's largest tortoise
Though unusual, but real that among the remaining giant tortoises of the Galápagos Islands, there lives an old-timer which was a hatchling at the time of Charles Darwin’s famous visit in 1835. Giant tortoises are the long-lived of all vertebrates, averaging over 100 years. Records shows that the oldest ever lived was of 152 years.

They are the world’s largest tortoises, with some specimens exceeding even 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length and reaching 550 pounds (250 kilograms).

Now there are only 11 types of giant tortoises left in the Galápagos, down from 15 when Darwin arrived. They were hunted as food by whalers, pirates and merchantmen during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

Galápagos tortoises live an uncomplicated life, grazing on leaves, grass and cactus, basking in the sun, and sleeping nearly 16 hours a day. Amazing fact is that their slow metabolism and large internal stores of water help them to live up to a year without eating or even drinking.

The World’s Tallest Cat/Tiger

world's largest cat/tiger
Jungle Island in Miami is home to a liger (a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger) named Hercules, which is the largest non-obese liger. The liger is acknowledged by the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest cat on Earth, weighing in at 900 lbs.

The World’s Biggest Cow

world's biggest cow
The name of this gentle giant is Chilli. This black and white spotted Friesian bullock weighs over a ton and can challenge a small elephant being of 6ft 6ins. Even being so giant Chilli grazes only on grass and enjoys the occasional swede treat. Chilli dwarfs most of the horses at the stable.

The World’s Biggest Pig

world's biggest pig
The Liaoning Provincial Agricultural Museum is appealing to the Guinness Book of Records to recognize a 900 kg (1984 pounds) pig which died on February 5 as the biggest pig ever. At its death the pig was 2.5 meters long and had a waistline of 2.23 meters and a tusk of 14.4 centimeters long. According to a farmer of Wafangdian city, the pig was only 5 years old. The pig received quality food all its life.

The World’s Largest Dog

world's biggest dog
The biggest dog in the world might be Hercules, but according to the book of Guinness World Records Gibson is the tallest one. Gibson has even co-authored his very own book, entitled “Gibson Speaks.” The book gives insight in to the life and journey of the world’s tallest dog.

The World’s Tallest Frog

world's biggest frog
The goliath frog, Conraua goliath is the largest living anuran on Earth. Generally, it is found in fast-flowing rivers with sandy bottoms. This frog can grow up to 13 inches (33 cm) in length from nose to vent, and weighs up to 8 lb (3 kg). But, this creature has a comparatively small habitat range, mainly in West Africa (near Gabon). The number is decreasing because of habitat destruction and collection for the pet trade.

They eat insects, scorpions and smaller frogs and can live up to 15 years. These frogs have acute hearing but no vocal sac. The secret of their reproduction is still a mystery.

The World’s Tallest Man

world's tallest man
Robert Pershing Wadlow has been the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. He is also known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because of his upbringing in Alton, Illinois. He was born on February 22, 1918 and died on July 15, 1940.

Wadlow reached a height of 8 feet 11.1 inch (2.72m) and weighed 485 lb (220 kg) at his death at the age of 22. His large size and his continued growth in adulthood was because of hypertrophy of his pituitary gland that results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death.

The World’s Biggest Bunny

World's biggest rabbit
A Continental Giant rabbit, Amy, was four feet long and weighed a whopping three stone before her death in May 2009 and Ralph, one of Amys 32 babies and barely a year old, is already longer and heavier compared to his monstrous mum and weighs more than the average three-year-old child.

You will get surprised to know that Ralph needs £10 pounds worth of food a day. He chews half a cabbage for breakfast and dinner while feasting on a handful of carrots and apples for lunch.

Their enormity seems hereditary as Ralph’s dad Roberto was also a previous record holder for being the worlds biggest rabbit after weighting in at 35lb and measuring 3ft 1 inches.
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