Izay Ayesha describes some heavy
Heaviest Animals – Animals come with intense variations and the most visible of such variations is the weight of animals. Some of them weigh in tons and it is fascinating to see their movement despite such intense weight they carry within them. Some of them move slowly but some did move with surprising speed. Some of them are large because of their weight but some contain their weight in small frames. Some of these animals terrestrial and some belong to the aquatic world and both categories vary in their sizes and weights. In general, the absolute heaviest animal is the blue whale whose average weight is around 110-150 tons and the heaviest ever recorded even reached 199 tons.
Wild water buffalo technically known as Bubalus arnee weighs an average of 900 kilograms and the heaviest can exceed one ton. The species has been considered endangered since 1986, as the remaining population stands at less than 4,000. Unfortunately, the population is expected to decline by at least 50 per cent in recent generations.
Black Rhinoceros technically known as Diceros bicornis is characterised by the presence of two horns on the top of the skull. Despite its size, this animal becomes aggressive only when threatened. Its average weight is about one ton but it can reach up to one and a half tons.
Northern Giraffe is technically known as Giraffa camelopardalis. The animal is very tall as already known but the giraffe’s weight is not indifferent either: in fact, this mammal weighs an average of 1.25 tons. The giraffe is threatened with extinction and efforts are made to preserve this species including the heaviest species known as Giraffa camelopardalis.
Walrus technically known as Odobenus rosmarus can weigh up to 1.7 tons that is the cumulative weight of as much as 23 people. It lives mainly in the shallow waters of the ocean continental shelf, and again we are talking about a vulnerable animal in terms of extinction risk. Among the causes of the reduction in the numbers of this species are global warming and commercial exploitation.
Hippopotamus technically known as Hippopotamus amphibious and despite being herbivorous, the hippo is one of the strongest animals on the planet. On an average, a hippo weighs about 2 tons but males can weigh as much as 3-4 tons.
Indian elephant is technically known as Elephas maximus is on average 5.5-6.5 metres long having a shoulder height of 2.7-3 metres and weighs 4 to 4.7 tonnes. Females, on the other hand are slightly smaller but they still are quite heavy. The Weekender