The animal that lays the largest egg is the whale shark. However, a whale shark keeps the egg inside its body until the baby is born. Ostriches lay the biggest eggs found on land.Know More
The largest whale shark egg ever recorded measured 12 inches long, 5.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches thick. Whale sharks are ovoviviparous, which means "egg live birth." The eggs are fertilized and remain in the female until the embryos are born.
An ostrich egg measures around 6 inches in diameter. The egg is laid in a communal nest where male and female ostriches take turns sitting until the eggs hatch in 42 to 46 days.Learn more about Animal Reproduction
In many species of birds, the male uses his colorful feathers in an elaborate display of courtship, such as dancing, brushing the female's face with his feathers, or decorating his nest. Some animals, such as the seahorse, dance, and others, such as male gibbons, sing.Full Answer >
The blue whale possesses the largest tongue of any animal. The tongue of an average-size adult blue whale weighs 3 tons. When the size of a tongue is considered in relation to body size, the chameleon comes in first place.Full Answer >
The animal with the longest known lifespan is the ocean quahog, which lives for approximately 400 years. While some forms of ocean life, such as sea sponges, are believed to live very long, precise data on their lifespans has not yet become available. The second longest-living animal also resides in the sea: the bowhead whale, which lives around 211 years.Full Answer >
The sperm whale is the animal with the largest brain, which weighs about 18 pounds. The mature adult brain of the sperm whale can grow to a size of approximately 500 cubic inches. Its brain mass is only 0.02 percent of its entire body mass.Full Answer >