These Are the 10 Heaviest Animals on the Planet


Blue Whale: The blue whale is the largest animal on Earth, with adults weighing up to 200 tons (approximately 181 metric tonnes).

Fin Whale: Fin whales are the second-largest animal species and can weigh up to 120 tons (approximately 109 metric tonnes).


Southern Elephant Seal: Adult male southern elephant seals can weigh up to 8,800 pounds (approximately 4 metric tonnes), making them one of the heaviest seal species.


Asian Elephant: Among the largest land animals, Asian elephants can weigh up to 5.5 tons (approximately 5 metric tonnes).


African Elephant: African elephants are slightly larger than their Asian counterparts and can weigh up to 6.8 tons (approximately 6 metric tonnes).


Giraffe: Giraffes are the tallest land animals, and while they are not as heavy as some other animals on this list, adult males can weigh up to 3,000 pounds (approximately 1.4 metric tonnes).


Hippopotamus: Despite their seemingly bulky appearance, hippos are surprisingly agile in water. They can weigh up to 4 tons (approximately 3.6 metric tonnes) and are found in sub-Saharan Africa.


Saltwater Crocodile: The largest living reptile, saltwater crocodiles can weigh over 2,000 pounds (approximately 907 kilograms).


White Rhinoceros: The white rhinoceros is the second-largest land mammal after the elephant. Adult males can weigh up to 2.3 tons (approximately 2.1 metric tonnes).


Kodiak Bear: Kodiak bears are the largest subspecies of brown bears and can weigh up to 1,500 pounds (approximately 680 kilograms).