The African elephant is the animal with the largest teeth. An African elephant has two modified incisors, called tusks, and four molars. Each tusk measures up to 8 feet long and weighs up to 100 pounds or more.Know More
Each African elephant molar weighs approximately 11 pounds, is about a foot long and has no more than 10 ridges. They are sloping or loxodont molars designed for a "browsing" diet, which is a diet derived from feeding on trees and bushes. These molars give the animal its scientific name of Loxodonta africana.
An elephant's molars are replaced between 4 and 6 times in its lifetime. When the last pair of molars wears out, the animal can no longer chew its food and starves to death.Learn More
The animal with the largest lungs in the world is the blue whale. In total, its lungs have a combined capacity of over 1,300 gallons of air.Full Answer >
The largest eyes of any animal belong to the giant squid. The eyes of a giant squid can approach 1 foot in diameter, which is about the size of a human head or a dinner plate.Full Answer >
Given the timescales involved in animal evolution and the difficulty of identifying new species as their first members emerge, there is no single species that could be said to have evolved most recently. Some animals, however, have populations that do not breed together and could be regarded as emergent species.Full Answer >
The peregrine falcon, or Falco peregrinus, is the fastest bird and the fastest member of the animal kingdom. When swooping or diving, it reaches speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. It is native to North America and historically known as the duck hawk.Full Answer >