B had to be for blue whale, they are the largest known animal to have ever existed on this planet. I promise not all my letters are “the biggest this” or “largest that” but the large whales have always rocked my soul. I feel humbled by them.
The blue whale can reach 30 meters in length and are surprisingly slender, until they take in a big gulp of krill and wea water and then their throat balloon out. The head is shaped like a shovel with a ridge to the blow hole. They are quite pale and look blue underwater.
Other contenders for B:
- Bowhead whale – Can live for over 200 years and are one of the longest living mammals.
- Boxer crab – Have living anemone boxing gloves which the wave around to keep predators away or face the sting of its anemone pal.
- Bowerbird – Build elaborate shelters and collect colourful objects to attract a mate.