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8 Tallest Animals In The World

Here is a list of the tallest animals in the world, besides a giraffe!

The giraffe, predictably enough, is the tallest living mammal. Female giraffes may reach a height of 5.2 meters (17 feet), making them higher than any other mammal. Male giraffes can reach heights of up to 6 meters (nearly 20 feet). However, the list of tall animals doesn't end there. Here are some of the tallest animals to roam the earth.


The African elephant comes in at a respectable second position, attaining a height of as much as 4 meters (about 13 feet). Do not mix the African elephant with the much shorter Indian elephant. Unsurprisingly, the African elephant is native to Africa, and more specifically the southern part of the continent.

Siberian Tiger

You might be astonished to learn that the tiger ranks third in terms of the tallest animals on Earth, but the fact is that a Siberian tiger can grow to a height of as much as 3.7 meters (about 12 feet) when standing on its hind legs. For this reason, the Siberian tiger is not only the largest of the tigers but also the largest of all cats.


A liger is the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger. The child of this combination has the potential to reach a size comparable to that of a Siberian tiger. Liger males can grow to be as tall as 11.8 feet (3.6 meters). Ligers are only seen in zoos and safari parks across the world; no wild populations have ever been documented.

Polar Bear

While bears as a group are among the tallest creatures on Earth, the Polar bear stands at an impressive seven feet, three inches. Adult male polar bears may grow to a height and length of up to 3.5 meters (11.5 ft). Polar bears can only be found in their natural habitat, which includes the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, and Russia.

Royal Bengal Tiger

When compared to the Siberian Tiger, the Bengal Tiger is smaller, although it is still taller than the other Tiger subspecies. A fully grown Bengal tiger may reach a length of 3.1 meters (10.5 ft).


Moose are among the tallest living land creatures if you count their antlers (and why wouldn't you?). Moose have a potential height of nearly 3 meters (10.2 ft).

Grizzly Bear

The Grizzly Bear, albeit shorter than its polar relative, is nevertheless one of the world's largest land mammals. The average height of a North American bear is around 3 meters.


Possibly the most unexpected of the tallest animals list! While it might not be obvious at first, an ostrich's long neck allows it to grow to a considerable height. Up to 9.2 feet (3.0 meters) in height.