This Is The Biggest Flying Animal Worldwide

It depends on what you mean by ‘big’. The heaviest flying creature alive today is the kori bustard, weighing in at 18 kilograms (40 pounds) and with a wingspan of 2.8 metres (nine feet). However, it is not generally considered the largest. That title typically goes to a South American vulture called the Andean condor. Males can weigh as much as 15 kilograms (33 pounds) and have a wingspan of up to 3.2 metres (10.5 feet).

Andean-condor
Andean condors can live for up to around 60 years in the wild

Both these birds are tiny in comparison to some of the flying creatures of the past. The now extinct Quetzalcoatlus northropi, a reptile that lived 68 million years ago, had a wingspan of 10.4 metres (34 feet) and weighed between 200 and 260 kilograms (441 and 573 pounds).

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