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What currently living species has a 
heart the size of a small car and a tongue as heavy as an elephant?

BLUE WHALE
(Balaenoptera musculus)
The largest living animal

Status:
Alaska endangered species
Federal endangered species

The Blue Whale is about as long as 5 elephants in a row

American Cetacean Society Fact Sheet on Blue Whales

Alaska Dept of Fish and Game

Underwater and aerial photos
Beautiful underwater photos.  Video - see and hear a Blue Whale blow (requires QuickTime - wait for it to load and then you can replay multiple times by clicking on the triangular arrow)

The Times (London)

Whales
 


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