Bison is the tallest land mammal. On all fours, brown, shaggy-haired males are 5.5 to 6.1 feet tall.In the 19th century, hunting, slaughter, and bovine diseases nearly wiped out the American bison. 

American Bison

Dromedary Camel

One-humped camels are the tallest of the camel species. Males are 5.9 to 6.6 feet at shoulder height, without the hump. Size of the hump depends on whether the camel is eating its fat reserves. 

Brown Bear

Many brown bear subspecies exist. Grizzly bears are North America's largest carnivores. They're 5 feet tall on all fours. When standing, they're 8 to 9 feet tall. Brown bears inhabit North America and Eurasia.

African Bush Elephant

The African bush elephant is taller than a giraffe. This species' males are 10.5 to 13 feet tall. 3 The bush elephant's closest relative, the African forest elephant, is 7-8 feet tall. 


Leggy and friendly, these giants stand 14 to 19 feet. A giraffe's legs can average six feet, outgrowing the average human.Size helps the giraffe. Even lions have trouble bringing these creatures down due to their height, eyesight, and kicks. 


Ostriches are well-known. Long necks and legs make adults 7-10 feet tall. Long legs help the ostrich reach 45 mph. Only cheetahs can outrun these birds.Ostriches bury their eggs in the dirt and turn them with their beaks. From afar, it looks like they're burying their heads.

Alaskan Moose

Alaska's moose is a powerful herbivore. Males reach 7.5 feet at the shoulder, before neck, head, and antlers. Moose are vegetarians and eat 70 pounds a day. Their height hinders feeding on low grasses and plants.

Shire Horse

Horses can be terrifying despite being kind. This is notably true for the Shire horse, a breed descended from the English "great horse" Shire horses are strong. Shire horses average 17 hands (5'7") at the withers (the ridge between the shoulder blades). 

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