Beetle Rhinoceros Beetle

Some adults of the species can lift objects up to 850 times their own weight.

Bird: Ostrich

An adult male ostrich may weigh close to 300 pounds, and can reach a height of 9 feet

Amphibian: Chinese giant salamander

The wide mouth of a giant salamander sometimes resembles a smile. and it can be about 6 feet long

Snake: Giant anaconda

Referenced in pop culture from hip-hop songs to action movies, this jungle dwelling snake can weigh in at around 550 pounds

Insect: Giant weta

The giant weta (of which there are 11 species) is the heaviest insect in existence, and mostly lives in trees.

Invertebrates Colossal squid

Colossal squids aren't just massive, measuring up to 45 feet or so in length in adulthood—they are also incredibly mysterious

Lizard: Komodo dragon

Komodo dragon weighs 154 pounds on average

Mammal: Blue whale

The blue whale is the largest animal on Earth, and perhaps the largest ever to have existed, usually ranging between 70 and 90 feet in length

Reptile: Saltwater crocodile

The saltwater crocodile is often regarded as a fearsome creature probably due to its 1,000 pound weight

Land mammal African bush elephant

The African bush elephant, which can weigh up to 11 tons and reach 13 feet in height