Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wild Life


Wild Life

Highest, Longest, Tallest, Smallest, Heaviest, Fastest of Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects, Fishes..

Largest and Heaviest
Blue Whale
Average length 30.5 m
Largest ever recorded 33.58 m
Pregnant female may weigh 203 tones
Smallest Land Mammal
Kitti's hog-nosed Bat (Found in Thailand)2
Wing span 16 cm
weight 1.75 to 2 g
Smallest Marine Mammal
Probably Heaviside's dolphin (Found in South Atlantic)
Length 1.22 m
Weight 41 kg
Rarest Mammal Rarest Mammal
Aspecies of tenrec from Madagascar is only known from a single specimen.
Fastest Mammal
Cheetah (found in Africa, Middle East, W. Asia) can run at 100 kph over short distances.
Pronhorn antelope (Found in USA)
Can run at 60 kph over long distances.
Slowest Mammal
Three-toedsloth (found in South America) covers about 5 m a minute in trees, and only 2 m aminute on the ground.
Highest Mammal
Yak (found in Tibet and China) climbs to 6000 m to feed.
Largest and HeaviestEstuarine Crocodile (found in Asia, Australia)
Average length (male) up to 4.3 m
Longest ever recorded 8.23 m
Largest LizardKomodo dragon (found in Indonesian Island)
length up to 3 m
largest TurtlePacific leatherback turtle
Average length (male) up to 2.13 m
weight up to 363 kg.
Fastest Amphibian (On Land)Six-linedracerunner (found in USA)
can run at 29 kph
Fastest Amphibian (In Water)(In Water) Pacific Leatherback turtlecan swim at 35 kph
Longest SnakeReticulated Python (found in India and South-east Asia)
Average length more than 6 m
Longest ever recorded 10 m
Most Poisonous SnakeSea Snake (found in North West Australia)
Most Poisonous Land SnakeFierce Snake(found in Australia) has most toxic venom.
Largest AmphibianChinese gaintsalamander
Average length 1m
Longest ever recorded 1.52 m
Weight 11 to 13 kg.
Largest FrogGoliath Frog (found in Africa)
Length of body 33.5 cm
Largest ToadProbably marinetoad (found in South America)
Length 22.9 cm.
Largest NewtRibbed newt (found in Africa)
Length upto 40 cm
Weight 450 g
Highest ToadCommon toad 
One found in Himalayas at 8000 m
Most PoisonousKokoiarrow-poison frog (found in South America)
A tiny amount of toxin is enough to kill a man.
Smallest NewtStriped newt (found in USA)
length 5.1 cm
Largest Bird (Flightless)North African Ostrich
Height (male) 2.74 m
Weight 156.5 kg
eggs up to 20 cm long
Largest Wing SpanWandering albatross (found in Southern Oceans)
Average length (male) 3.15 m
Largest ever recorded 3.6 m
Smallest BirdHelena's humming bird (found in Cuba)
Average length (male) 5.8 cm
(head and body 1.5 cm)
Weight 2 g
Egg 1.14 cm long
Rarest BirdMauritius Kestrel (found in Mauritius)
About 5 are thought to remain.
Fastest BirdSpine-tailed swift (found in Russia and Himalayas)
flies at 171 kph
Longest FlightArctic tern
May cover 40,000 km a year migrating from Arctic to Antarctic and back.
Fastest Under WaterGentoo Penguin swims at 36 kph
Largest NestBald eagles
one was 2.9 m wide and 6 m deep.
Largest Fish  (Plankton-eating)Whale Shark
Largest ever recorded 18.5 m long.
Largest Fish (Meat Eating)Great white shark (the man-eater)
Average length up to 4.57 m.
Heaviest Bony FishOcean sunfish is the heaviest
largest ever recorded 2.28 tonnes.
Longest Bony FishRussian sturgeon or Beluga
Length up to 8 m
Fastest FishProbably Sailfish
fastest ever recorded 109 kph
Most Poisonous FishStonefish (foundin Indian and Pacific Oceans)
Poison carried in spines can cause a person's death within a few hours.
Most ElectricElectric eel (found in South America)
can produce 400 to 500 volts.
Largest InsectGoliath beetle (found in Africa)
Weight (male) 100g
Longest InsectTropical stick insect
Length up to 33 cm
Largest locust SwarnA Swarn of desert locusts that crossed the Red Sea in 1889.
Swarn estimated to contain 250,000,000 insects
weighing about 500,000 tonnes and covering 5,000 sq. km
Largest ButterflyQueen Alexandra bird wing (found in Guinea)
Wing span 28 cm, weight 5 g
Most Dangerous AntBlack bulldog ant (found in Australia and Tasmaina)
One bite can kill a man.
Fastest Wing BeatA tiny midge can beat its wings 1000 times a second.


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