Top 10 Biggest Animal By Weight
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Top 10 Biggest Animal By Weight

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In this article, we explore the weighty contenders for top 10 biggest animal by weight on Earth. From the awe-inspiring blue whale, tipping the scales at a staggering 110 tons, to the imposing presence of the African elephant, weighing in at a hefty 7 tons.

Here’s a list of the top 10 biggest animal by weight:

1. Blue Whale (190 tons)

Blue Whale

The undisputed heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom, the blue whale can tip the scales at a staggering 110 tons, that’s the same weight as 33 elephants! They are also the largest animal ever recorded.

2. Fin Whale (120 tons)

While not quite as heavy as the blue whale, fin whales can be even longer, reaching up to 88 feet in length. These giants are fast swimmers, reaching speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.

3. Sperm Whale (80 tons)

Sperm whales are the largest toothed predators on Earth, with males reaching up to 60 feet in length and weighing up to 80 tons. They have enormous heads that can make up to one-third of their total body length!

4. Elephant (7 tons)


The largest land animal, the African elephant, can weigh up to 7 tons and stand over 13 feet tall at the shoulder. Their tusks, which are actually modified incisors, can grow up to 8 feet long.

5. Hippopotamus (5 tons)


Hippos are the heaviest land mammals after elephants, weighing up to 5 tons. They are semi-aquatic creatures that spend most of their days in the water to keep cool.

6. Walrus (4.2 tons)


These massive marine mammals can weigh up to 4.2 tons and have thick blubber layers to keep them warm in the Arctic waters.

7. Southern Right Whale (4 tons)

Southern Right Whale

Southern right whales are one of the largest species of right whales, reaching up to 50 feet in length and weighing up to 4 tons.

8. Leatherback Sea Turtle (2 tons)


The largest living sea turtle, the leatherback sea turtle, can weigh up to 2 tons and grow up to 7 feet long. Their leathery carapace is different from the bony shells of other sea turtles.

9. White Rhinoceros (2 tons)

White Rhinoceros

The second-largest rhinoceros species, the white rhinoceros can weigh up to 2 tons. These herbivores are sadly endangered due to poaching.

10. Giraffe (1.9 tons)

While the tallest land animal, giraffes are surprisingly not the heaviest. A male giraffe can weigh up to 1.9 tons, with their long necks making up a significant portion of their body weight. 

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