Subject: LARGEST MAMMAL

Al Romero (romero@macalester.edu)
Wed, 03 Feb 1999 07:28:24 -0600

At 07:30 PM 2/2/99 -0500, you wrote:
>WHAT IS THE LARGEST MAMMAL THAT EXISTS?  	We think it's a whale.  Can you
tell
>us?
>

The blue whale is the largest animal (mammal or not) on Earth. Before heavy
whaling that depleted their population, individuals of up to 30 meters
(about 90 feet) could be observed.

Best wishes,


Aldemaro Romero, Ph.D.
Director and Associate Professor
Environmental Studies Program
Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1899
(651) 696-8157
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