The Blue Whale, the largest animal ever known to live on Earth, weighs as much as 200 tons (approximately 33 elephants) and has a heart the size of a Volkswagen beetle. While it’s stomach can hold one ton of krill, it eats about 4 tons of krill each day.They are considered as one of the loudest animals, almost as loud as a jet engine. Despite having these tremendous attributes, they face daily challenges for survival. These challenges come in the form of human activities such as ship strikes and getting entangled in fishing gear. There are also other threats such as habitat loss, toxins and climate change which put the lives of these innocent creatures at risk.
Scientific name :Balaenoptera musculus
Class : Mammal
Diet : Carnivorous
Average : 80 - 90 years
Length : 80 - 100 feet
Weight : approximately 200 tons
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