Having a massive cat roam around the house wouldn’t be so bad, if anything, it might be an entertaining experiment… but a dinosaur-sized crocodile roaming around? That might be a problem – a big one. Nevertheless, witnessing giant animals nowadays isn’t entirely rare, especially as restricted jungles and the depths of the great seas are still being discovered.
Kong, Jaws, and Anaconda are only a few films that have twisted our imaginations and given us an idea of what it would be like if larger-than-life animals did exist. Still, this strikes fear down our spines. We tend to forget that we are only tiny specs in a massive worldwide food chain. Thankfully, the giant animals we’ve discovered for this list are a bit more realistic, some even being cuddly. Some of these giant animals are household pets and others are a bit more wild, but rest assured, they are giant!
Zeus the Great Dane
Born and raised in Otsego, Michigan, Zeus the Great Dane stood at an incredible 7.5 feet high on his hind legs and weighed 155 pounds. He was named the “World’s Tallest Dog” in 2012 and 2013 by Guinness Book of World Records. Sadly, this huge dog passed away at the young age of six from natural causes.
According to former owner, Arthur Duckett, Field Marshall weighs an incredible 1.6 tons. Or in a more comparable light, more than a mini cooper. Weighing at 3,682, Behemoth was able to gain 300 pounds in only a year. His current owner mentioned “He’s a huge beast, about twice the size of a normal fully-grown cow of his breed. If Field Marshall was human he would be eight foot tall and have 30 stone of muscle.”
The Malaysian Boa
Although we’ve largely seen gigantic snakes in movies, construction workers in a Malaysian jungle came across a real 26-foot-long, 550 pound snake near their worksite. Experts dubbed this find as one of the largest snakes ever seen.