Top 10 Largest Mammals On Earth

Planet Earth is full of creatures big and small, creatures that have adapted to the most extreme of environments and who have even colonized all corners of the world. While most creatures were forced to evolve characteristics specific to their habitat, some have managed to evolve a longer lifespan while others have managed to grow incredibly large. Such is the case with the animals we will soon talk about, creatures that are by far the largest inhabiting our planet.

Needless to say, the largest creatures inhabiting our world are all mammals, as mammals are the only creatures capable of growing to such sizes. After careful research, we managed to make a list of the ten largest mammals on Earth. We should point out, however, that our list refers only to land-based mammals as it would otherwise be a long list of whale species.


10Polar Bear / Kodiak Bear

Both the Polar Bear and the Kodiak Bear share the title of largest living land carnivores, as both species are known to grow to impressive sizes. For instance, both species have an average shoulder height of 1.6 meters and a total length of around 3.05 meters. Furthermore, the heaviest polar and brown bear weights ever recorded were 1,003 kg for the Polar Bear and 1,135 kg for the Kodiak (popularly known as the Brown Bear).

  • FactChecker

    I have no idea when this list was created, but I wanted to chime in.

    Draft horses commonly weigh in at over 1200 kg, the record holder being Sampson, a Shire gelding from the 1800s who weighed in at 1524 kg, or 3365 lbs. Even if you refute such an old and possibly unconfirmed record, there are many living draft horses heavier than 1135 kg, the heaviest ever recorded Kodiak. Therefore, horses should replace bears on the number 10 spot.