Blue whale

Balaenoptera musculus

Blue whale’s description

I am the biggest and fattest animal of our planet ! My weight is equivalent to 30 african elephants. When I become adult, if I am a male, my heart weighs more than 600kg by itself ! Can you picture how many men it represents ?



Very threatened


20 to 30 meters




Where do I live ?

I live in all the planet’s oceans, excepting Arctic.

Which threats ?

Men almost caused my loss by hunting me for my fat. I am also hit by ships that go too fast to avoid me. For them, it’s nothing, but for me, the crash can kill me on the spot.

Kiwiwho’s word to save the blue whale

Whale hunting is forbidden since 1966, but illegal hunting still occurs. Some countries continue to eat my meat by tradition. However, efforts made to protect me start to pay off, and even if only a few of us remain, our population is allegedly increasing…

You too, help us to raise awareness about blue whale’s fate !

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