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.
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
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 >
Turkey eggs hatch between 25 and 31 days after being laid. Turkeys lay between 4 and 17 eggs once per year. They can breed within their first year, but males typically do not because they must compete for mates with older males.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the largest shark ever captured was a whale shark, measuring 12.6 metres and weighing an estimated 15.5 tons. It was captured in 1949 off the coast of Baba Island near Pakistan.Full Answer >
The whale shark is the largest fish in the oceans. The largest whale shark measured 40 feet in length, and scientists believe they can get even larger. A typical whale shark weighs close to 20 tons and has a length between 18 to 32 feet.Full Answer >