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.
A Walrus can grow to be 1,200 kg on average, which is impressive by all standards. Not only that but the maximum weight of a Walrus can reach 2,150 kg while their body length can reach lengths of 3.35 meters or more. It also has to be said that walruses vary in size quite a bit depending on their subspecies. While Pacific walruses can weigh more than 2,000 kg, the Atlantic walrus and the Pacific walrus can barely reach 1,500 kg.