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What Is The Biggest Animal In The World? (ANSWERS)

BIGGEST ANIMAL IN THE WORLD – In this topic, we are going to learn and identify the biggest animal in the world.

The world is filled with animals large or small. There are those who are known for their perks and there are those that we learn to love and care.

In this topic, though, we are going to know what animal is the biggest if them all, generally.

Answer

The biggest animal is none other than the blue whale.

BIGGEST ANIMAL IN THE WORLD
Image from: National Geographic

It is a marine mammal which belongs to the Mysticeti, a sub order of the baleen whale. It has a maximum confirmed length of 29.9 meeters or 98 feet. It weighs at about 173 tonnes or 190 tons. This creature has a long and slender body with various shades of grayish-blue.

Its scientific name is Balaenoptera musculus. The scientific name is derived from the two words Balaenoptera, which means winged whale, and musculus, which means “muscle” or “mouse” in diminutive form.

The blue whale has five subspecies:

  • B. m. musculus – North Atlantic and North Pacific
  • B. m. intermedia – Southern Ocean
  • B. m. brevicauda (pygmy blue whale) – Indian Ocean and South Pacific Ocean
  • B. m. indica – Northern Indian Ocean
  • B. m. unnamed subsp – Chile

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