Nature is quite the trickster, and, undeniably, quite the artist. At times, however, there appears something so outlandish and so scarily huge that one finds it difficult to believe their existence. However, as these 12 biggest creatures of the kind prove, they are only too real.
1. The world’s heaviest insect weighs three times more than a mouse and eats carrots!
The giant weta, indigenous to New Zealand, is the heaviest insect on record, and scientist Mark Moffet might just have found the heaviest among them as well; weighing in at 71g, with a wingspan of 7 inches, this giant weta weighs more than a sparrow, and is three times the weight if a mouse. To give you some perspective, the weta was big enough to eat a carrot from the scientist’s hand!(source)
2. The world’s biggest donkey: presenting, Romulus.
Romulus is an incredible 68 inches tall and weighs about 1,300 pounds (590 kg).
3. Blosom, the world’s tallest cow!
Standing at six feet four inches, the 13-year-old Holstein cow Blosom has been declared as the tallest cow in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. She is estimated to weigh something 2,000 to 2,500 pounds, as opposed to other Holsteins, which normally weigh between 1,200 to 1,400 pounds.(source)
4. Meet Darius from Worcestershire, England, the 4 feet 4 inch tall rabbit that weighs in at 50 pounds.
Owned by Annette Edwards, Darius is officially the world’s biggest rabbit. His crown may soon be usurped by none other than his son Jeff, who, at approximately 3 feet 8 inches tall, still has four more months of growing left to do. Both rabbits consume more than 2,000 carrots and 700 apples a year, costing £5,000.(source)