Animal Size

Bowhead whale size: How big do they get?

How big does a Bowhead whale get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) reaches an average size of 12.2 meter (40′ 1″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 40 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 79695.59 kg (175698.49 lbs). A Bowhead whale has 1 babies at once. The Bowhead whale (genus: Balaena) is a member of the family Balaenidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Bowhead whale is  (40' 1

The bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) is a species of baleen whale belonging to the family Balaenidae and the only living representative of the genus Balaena. The bowhead is the only baleen whale endemic to the Arctic and subarctic waters. The species is named after its characteristic massive triangular skull, which is used to break through Arctic ice. Other common names of the species are the Greenland right whale or Arctic whale. American whalemen called them the steeple-top, polar whale, or Russia or Russian whale.The bowhead has the largest mouth of any animal representing almost one-third of the length of the body, the longest baleen plates with a maximum length of 4 m (13.1 ft) and may be the longest-lived mammal, with the ability to reach an age of more than 200 years.The bowhead was an early whaling target. The population was severely reduced before a 1966 moratorium was passed to protect the species. Of the five stocks of bowhead populations, three are listed as “endangered”, one as “vulnerable”, and one as “lower risk, conservation dependent” according to the IUCN Red List. The global population is assessed as of least concern.

Animals of the same family as a Bowhead whale

We found other animals of the Balaenidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Bowhead whale

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Bowhead whale:

Animals with the same litter size as a Bowhead whale

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Bowhead whale:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Bowhead whale

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Bowhead whale: