Grade 5
Lesson 3
Marine mammals - Record wall
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Fatest mammal

The fastest land mammal is the cheetah. It can run as fast as a car, almost 100 kilometers per hour!

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Smallest mammal

The smallest mammal is a bat species found in Thailand. It grows to only 3 cm long.

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Largest mammal

The Largest mammal is the Blue Whale. This huge whale can grow to 30 meters long and weigh 190.000 kilos (= approximately 2400 humans). This giant’s heart alone is as big as a car. Its tongue is so large that an elephant would fit on it. A newborn blue whale is approximately 7 meters long and weighs 1500 kilos! This colossus is the largest animal on earth. It is larger than the largest dinosaur that ever lived!

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Largest mammal on land

On land, the largest mammal is the male African elephant. It weighs about 6000 kilos and grows to 3.5 meters long.

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