Once upon a time, animals were absolutely enormous. As humans and other predators began to roam the earth, animals began to decrease from their once colossal sizes. Nowadays, you can find giant animals mostly on islands, where animals live in isolation from humans and their impact. They are able to grow to their full size thanks to a lack of predators and because they have greater access to more resources, like food and water. While you would expect animals this big to eat a lot of food, many of them actually eat the same amount of food as their regular size counterparts. Dinosaurs may no longer be in existence, but there are still some modern-day monsters, say you will, that are roaming our earth.
Owner Claims That 3,682 Pound Bull Is “All Muscle”
Meet Field Marshall, a mega bull from England. In 2009, the 6’5 beast weighed in at a whopping 3,682 pounds. This was particularly noteworthy, as the previous year, he weighed 300 pounds less. His previous 80-year-old owner, Arthur Duckett, shared with the media: “He’s in very good health and there’s no reason why he won’t keep on growing. He’s only eight and unless something unforeseen happens he will get bigger and bigger. But he’s not fat – he’s all muscle. I could feed him heavier but I don’t want to make him look grotesque, I want him to be healthy and put on weight naturally. That’s why I keep him outdoors in a field and not inside.”
Arthur has since passed away and Farmer Gary Bowden now looks after him. His three-year-old daughter, Sophie, shares a special bond with the bull. She feeds Field Marshall with cattle cake and bales of hay.
The Giant Percheron Stallion Named Moose
Meet the gigantic horse named Windermere’s North American Maid (a.k.a. Moose). He’s not your average horse. He’s a draft horse and a Percheron supreme world champion. According to his owners at Windermere Farms, he’s won many championships throughout the United States and Canada.
They shared, “We started calling North American Maid ‘Moose’ because he was always such a big colt. Now he stands 19 hands and moves with incredible action.” They also used him in their breeding program: “We feel Moose is the complete package in a Percheron stallion; one where you can acquire the size to be competitive in the show ring without sacrificing style.”