Looking way back in the history of animals, it2019s easy to say that dinosaurs were huge. So were many other species of animals, but as humans and other predators increased in population, animals no longer grew to their once giant-size. Today, animal gigantism mostly occurs on islands, where the animals are isolated from the colonies on the mainland. Animals inhabiting islands have fewer predators and often more resources for food and water. What2019s interesting about most of the animals on this list, however, is that many eat the same portion sizes as their regular-size counterparts.
Here are some modern day gigantic animals that you didn2019t know existed 2013 #6 will give you nightmares.
Owner Says 3,682 Pound Bull Is 201cAll Muscle201d
In 2009, a bull from England named Field Marshall weighed a staggering 3,682 pounds. This was of particular note because one year earlier he weighed 300 pounds less. Owner Arthur Duckett, 80, told the media: 201cHe2019s in very good health and there2019s no reason why he won2019t keep on growing. He2019s only eight and unless something unforeseen happens he will get bigger and bigger. But he2019s not fat 2013 he2019s all muscle. I could feed him heavier but I don2019t want to make him look grotesque, I want him to be healthy and put on weight naturally. That2019s why I keep him outdoors in a field and not inside.201d