For decades, we were taught that the dinosaurs were the largest animals to ever roam the Earth. But thanks to research and archaeology, scientists have discovered the fossils of animals who were just as big. It seems that as time progressed, animals got smaller. The Earth is believed to be over 4.5 billion years old, and dinosaurs only came into the picture about 235 million years ago and remained here until they went extinct 65 million years ago. Between the extinction of the dinosaurs to today, quite a bit of time has passed, leaving Mother Nature to get creative with evolution. Could you imagine walking alongside a giant penguin that was nearly the same height as you? If you’re weary of rodents, then you wouldn’t have liked the giant rodents that once existed. Also, if you think getting eaten by a snake is far-fetched, there once used to be massive snakes that roamed the Earth. If you value your time at the beach, then maybe you shouldn’t learn about megalodon, who could have swallowed you whole. Woops, too late!
In this video, we’ll tell you about the biggest animals to have ever roamed the Earth. Some of the animals that we know and love today have massive ancestors, like the Sea Scorpion If you think that elephants couldn’t get any bigger, then you’ll want to take a peek at the palaeoloxodon namadicus. If you’ve seen the video of that guy picking a fight with a kangaroo, we wonder how he would have fared with a 1,000 pound prehistoric kangaroo. Finally, if you want a dose of something massively big, look no further than the ocean for the blue whale.