When Size Matters: The Planet's Largest Animals (Slideshow)


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If you thought that massive creatures disappeared when dinosaurs became extinct, think again: From this super-sized frog to 1,000-pound snakes to 8-foot tall birds, the giants of the animal world are still all around us.

But for many of them, size doesn't protect them from poaching, habitat loss, and other threats -- which means some of these animals could be our next big extinctions.

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