|Largest and Heaviest||
|Smallest Land Mammal||
Kitti's hog-nosed Bat (Found in Thailand)2
Smallest Marine Mammal
Heaviside's dolphin (Found in South Atlantic)
|Rarest Mammal Rarest Mammal||
Aspecies of tenrec from Madagascar is only known from a single specimen.
Cheetah (found in Africa, Middle East, W. Asia) can
run at 100 kph over short distances.
Three-toedsloth (found in South America) covers about 5 m a minute in trees, and only 2 m aminute on the ground.
Yak (found in Tibet and China) climbs to 6000 m to feed.
|Largest and Heaviest||
Estuarine Crocodile (found in Asia, Australia)
Average length (male) up to 4.3 m
Longest ever recorded 8.23 m
dragon (found in Indonesian Island)
length up to 3 m
Pacific 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 turtle can swim at 35 kph|
Reticulated Python (found in India and South-east
Average length more than 6 m
Longest ever recorded 10 m
|Most Poisonous Snake||Sea Snake (found in North West Australia)|
|Most Poisonous Land Snake||Fierce Snake(found in Australia) has most toxic venom.|
Average length 1m
Longest ever recorded 1.52 m
Weight 11 to 13 kg.
Goliath Frog (found in Africa)
Length of body 33.5 cm
Probably marinetoad (found in South America)
Length 22.9 cm.
newt (found in Africa)
Length upto 40 cm
Weight 450 g
One found in Himalayas at 8000 m
Kokoiarrow-poison frog (found in South America)
A tiny amount of toxin is enough to kill a man.
Striped newt (found in USA)
length 5.1 cm
|Largest Bird (Flightless)||North
Height (male) 2.74 m
Weight 156.5 kg
eggs up to 20 cm long
|Largest Wing Span||
Wandering albatross (found in Southern Oceans)
Average length (male) 3.15 m
Largest ever recorded 3.6 m
Helena'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
Mauritius Kestrel (found in Mauritius)
About 5 are thought to remain.
Spine-tailed swift (found in Russia and Himalayas)
flies at 171 kph
May cover 40,000 km a year migrating from Arctic to Antarctic and back.
|Fastest Under Water||Gentoo Penguin swims at 36 kph|
one was 2.9 m wide and 6 m deep.
|Largest Fish (Plankton-eating)||Whale
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 Fish||Ocean
sunfish is the heaviest
largest ever recorded 2.28 tonnes.
|Longest Bony Fish||
Russian sturgeon or Beluga
Length up to 8 m
fastest ever recorded 109 kph
|Most Poisonous Fish||
Stonefish (foundin Indian and Pacific Oceans)
Poison carried in spines can cause a person's death within a few hours.
Electric eel (found in South America)
can produce 400 to 500 volts.
Goliath beetle (found in Africa)
Weight (male) 100g
Tropical stick insect
Length up to 33 cm
|Largest locust Swarn||A
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
Queen Alexandra bird wing (found in Guinea)
Wing span 28 cm, weight 5 g
|Most Dangerous Ant||
Black bulldog ant (found in Australia and Tasmaina)
One bite can kill a man.
|Fastest Wing Beat||A tiny midge can beat its wings 1000 times a second.|