He is old and with age comes wisdom. He keeps his own council for who would he trust more than the space of his own mind. He travels vast distances and we are all in awe at the very sight of him. If ever we lost him we would ache with a pain that was unmercifully deep and dull. He is the Blue; the Majesty; the King. He is the largest animal that has ever lived on our planet. He is the Blue Whale and he is magnificent!
Blue Whale facts that you will never forget:
A Blue Whale’s tongue is heavier than an African Bull Elephant;
He has no actual teeth they are in fact like human finger nails – they are made up of keratin like our hair and nails;
He measures nearly 100 feet (30.24 metres) in length;
He travels through water at 50 kilometres (31.069 miles) per hour;
His food is krill which are tiny crustaceans;
Blue Whales begin mating in late Autumn this lasts throughout the Winter;
He lives the same length of time as humans;
He is one of the most social of all animals in the animal kingdom;
He is the most beautiful of animals;
He is King of the Blue Planet our Earth, this World ..