Top 8 Largest Land Animals


The ostrich, with an average height of 9.2 feet, is one of the tallest birds due to its extraordinarily long neck. Despite being flightless, ostriches are the world's fastest-running birds, reaching speeds of up to 43 mph.

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly bears, reaching lengths of up to 9.5 feet and weights of 700 pounds, are formidable predators primarily feeding on plant-based foods. Despite their size, they can run up to 50 kilometers per hour.


The moose, the largest deer species, boasts lengths of up to 10.2 feet and weights of 790 pounds. With their iconic antlers and bell, moose feed on taller grasses and bushes due to difficulty lowering their heads.

Bengal Tiger

Bengal tigers, with lengths of up to 10.5 feet and weights of 400 pounds, are found in South Asia and are known for their distinctive stripes. They are endangered and females raise their cubs independently.

Asian Elephant

The Asian elephant, measuring up to 11.3 feet in length and weighing up to 8000 pounds, is the largest terrestrial animal in southern Asia. They have evolved to survive on a variety of plant-based resources.

Polar Bear

Polar bears, reaching heights of 11.5 feet and weights of up to 1600 pounds, are the largest bears globally. They primarily feed on seals and are well-adapted to their Arctic habitat.


Ligers, hybrids of lions and tigers, can grow up to 11.8 feet in length and weigh around 900 pounds. They are often larger than their parent species, with males typically being infertile.


Giraffes, with lengths of up to 20 feet and weights of 1800 pounds, are the tallest land animals. They can run at speeds of up to 35 mph over short distances and have distinctively patterned coats.