Gigantic Animals That Are Practically Harmless To Humans

It may be normal to think that if an animal is bigger than average that it must be dangerous. While some large animal species aren’t safe around humans, there are actually quite a few that wouldn’t harm a fly.

Some gigantic species of sharks, birds, crocodiles, and more may look a bit scary on the outside, but in reality, they don’t have the capacity to hurt humans. Here are the most gentle giant animals from around the world.

How Manta Rays Eat Their Prey

Manta rays are one of the largest sea creatures with a wingspan of up to 29 feet. They are filter feeders, which means they only eat planktonic organisms.

a manta ray swimming in the ocean
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This species of ray is harmless to humans because they don’t have a stinger. According to NOAA Fisheries, the photo shows a manta ray in its feeding position because it is holding its cephalic fins in an “O” shape and its mouth is wide open. The manta ray will use its fins to push the prey into its mouth.