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Top 10: What are the heaviest land carnivores?

These big beasts need a lot to eat to get to their superior size – just make sure you’re not on the menu.

10. Grey wolf

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Grey Wolf © Getty Images

Weight: 80kg

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Diet: moose, deer

9. Spotted hyena

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Spotted Hyena © Getty Images

Weight: 90kg

Diet: wildebeest, zebra

8. Green anaconda

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Green Anaconda © Getty Images

Weight: 97.5kg

Diet: fish, birds, deer

7. Jaguar

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Jaguar © Getty Images

Weight: 158kg

Diet: caiman, deer, capybaras

6. Burmese python

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Burmese Python © Getty Images

Weight: 183kg*

Diet: rats, deer, goats

*Heaviest recorded specimen

5. African lion

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African Lion © Getty Images

Weight: 250kg

Diet: wildebeest, zebra, carrion

4. Siberian tiger

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Siberian Tiger © Getty Images

Weight: 318kg

Diet: deer, pigs

3. Brown bear

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Brown Bear © Getty Images

Weight: 680kg

Diet: salmon, berries, seaweed

2. Polar bear

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Polar Bear © Getty Images

Weight: 700kg

Diet: ringed and bearded seals

1. Walrus*

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Walrus © Getty Images

Weight: 1,200kg

Diet: shellfish, occasionally seals

*Walruses spend a third of their lives on land or ice.


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