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List Of Marvellous, Huge And Enormous Creatures That Have Stood Tall On The Earth

Have you ever had a dream wherein you wake in the panic of running away from a gigantic creature chasing you? How many times have you watched Jurassic Park and even dreamt of creatures coming to life from it? Well, here we get to you a compilation of the gigantic creatures that adorn or even adorned the earth with their majestic size. Some of them had been or are so huge that humans seem like a tiny pebble, in comparison. The most common creature that comes to our mind when we talk about the massive size of animals is the Blue Whale. Obviously, that is on the list, but there are many others of which you did not know. From those huge snakes to dinosaurs to apes, we have been pretty averse to enormous species, thanks to the wild and vivid imaginations in the movies of the kinds of 'Jaws', 'Godzilla', 'Deep Sea Blue' and so on which made us hold onto our butts while watching them. All facts have been sourced from Wikipedia.


They were a kind of herbivorous dinosaurs and their name means 'biconcave'. It has measurements at 58 metres (190 ft) in length, with potentially a mass of up to 122.4 tonnes (134.9 short tons). But there are also speculations that the measurements may have some errors due to typography in the time of 1870s.


Its name is pretty suggestive of its gigantic size. Its name means "titanic boa". Also, it is an extinct genus of snakes. Its fossils date to around 58 to 60 million years ago. The largest individual in this species had a record height of 12.8 metres and weighed about 1,135 kg.

Sequoia Tree

They are a kind of giant trees that can have an average height of 50–85 m (164–279 ft) and 6–8 m (20–26 ft) in diameter. This is in the threatened phase and needs to be taken care of. They are generally found in the western Sierra Nevada, California.


It translates to 'giant ape'. It is an extinct genus of ape that existed from perhaps nine million years to as recently as one hundred thousand years ago. It existed in the present areas China, India, and Vietnam. These were the largest known apes that ever lived. They had a huge size of up to 3 m (9.8 ft), and weighing up to 540–600 kg (1,190–1,320 lb).


They are a native of South India. This fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit. It can have dimensions as high as 35 kg (80 lb) in weight, 90 cm (35 in) in length, and 50 cm (20 in) in diameter. Moreover, a mature jackfruit tree can produce about 100 to 200 fruits in a year.FYI, it is the national fruit of Bangladesh

The Paradise Cave

It is a cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, UNESCO's World Heritage Site, 60 km northwest of Đồng Hới city.  This cave is 31 km long. The height can reach to 72 m and 150 m wide. The cave has been open to tourists since 3 September 2010. You will be surprised to know that the car park is 1.6 km from the entry of the cave, and tourists can go by golf cart or walk on a paved road to the cave mouth. Moreover, only 1 km is open to tourists.


These have been among the largest flying birds to ever exist. It is an extinct species. It was mostly found in central and northwestern Argentina. They were believed to have had an estimated wing-span of 5.09 to 6.07 m. 


It is a kind of parasitic flowering plant. It is mostly found in southeastern Asia, mainly in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. Some of its species may be over 100 centimetres (39 in) in diameter and weigh up to 10 kilograms (22 lb), while the smallest had a diameter of 12 cm. It has the smell of a rotten fish and its name translates to  "corpse flower" or "meat flower".

Irish Elk

It is an extinct species of deer and one of the largest deer that ever lived. Its range extended across Eurasia during the Pleistocene, from Ireland to Siberia to China. Thier most recent remains have been carbon dated to about 7,700 years ago in Siberia. They were nearly 2.1 metres (6.9 ft) tall.

The Humongous Fungus

It is among the largest living organisms.Scientists have estimated a single specimen found in Malheur National Forest in Oregon to be 2,400 years old. Also, it was known to cover 3.4 square miles.

The Great Barrier Reef

It is the world's largest coral reef system. It is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. It is composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres, over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres. FYI, the Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms.

Giant Short-Faced Bear

It is an extinct bear that inhabited North America. It was most abundant in California. One-third of them weighed about 900 kg. Some of the species stood 8–10 feet (2.4–3.0 m) tall on hind leg.

Blue Whale

They are marine mammals and are huge in size. It extends up to 29.9 metres (98 ft) in length and with a maximum recorded weight of 173 tonnes. They are generally found in the Indian Ocean and South Pacific Ocean. 


They lived nearly 112 million years ago. It weighed up to 8 tonnes. It lived in what is now Africa and South America. Moreso, they are one of the largest crocodile-like reptiles that ever lived.

Giant Sea Scorpions

They are an extinct group of anthropods. They are technically called Eurypterids which comes from the Greek words Eury- (meaning "broad" or "wide") and pteron(meaning "wing"). The largest known reached 2.5 metres in height.