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Giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus)

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Weighing up to 50kg (110 lb) and reaching 1.5m (5 ft) in length, it is the largest species of armadillo.

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View image Canada Goose Outlet of A dead giant squid (Credit: Conrad Maufe/NPL)Possibly the most infamous of giant animals lurks beneath the waves. The giant squid earns its name from a body size of up to 5m (16.5 ft) and a pair of elongated tentacles that can bring it to an overall length of 13m (42.5 ft).

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The first footage of a giant squid in its natural deep water environment was filmed in 2012.

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Giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)

While it lacks https://www.canadagoose-jackets-online.com elephants, tropical South America is still a land of giant animals. The continent is home to the biggest members of the armadillo and anteater families, as well as the capybara, the world’s largest rodent.

In the rivers east of the Andes lives the giant otter. Twice the size of the next biggest member of its family, the giant otter can reach 2m (6.5 ft) in length.

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The thick pelt was once highly sought after, with devastating consequences. The trade was banned in 1975 but now the remaining animals are threatened by increasing human settlement in their Amazonian habitat.

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Giant huntsman spider (Heteropoda maxima)

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