Whale Shark

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The heaviest Whale Shark specimen ever found (in March 1994) weighed 36,000 kg. The Whale Shark also has the thickest skin of any animal, measuring up to 6 inches (15 cm) on the back. 

The Whale Shark is one of the heaviest animals in the world

Similar Animals: Shark, Whale

whale sharks at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
whale sharks at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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