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Animal Size Comparison Chart by Myuui Animal Size Comparison Chart by Myuui
Updated/Edited March 24, 2011

A complete and very useful accurate animal size chart for your use :)

For best quality, download the image. Warning, it is MASSIVE.

I did NOT draw these images. In order to preserve correct anatomy, I traced them from photographs.


[OLD CHART]
Because this chart is so big and confusing, I've separated a few of the species
[link] - CANINE Size Comparison Chart
[link] - FELINE Size Comparison Chart - YES I'm flipping aware Hyenas aren't felines. Jeeze I just put them there because they're more closely related.
[link] - TYPICAL MIX Size Comparison Chart

Use as you may, on any site you wish, however do not claim it as your own and please link back here! 8D
This is as close as I could get the sizes. I looked them up multiple times, and these are averages.

ENJOY :)

Edit:// BY THE WAY. Dogs/Cats/Horses/Bears Are measured at the WITHERS or point of the shoulders, right at the base of the neck. Only thing on here that's not is the man. PLEASE keep this in mind when creating your ELEPHANT sized dogs v.v
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Nebula-Night Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful, thank you!
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Auria-Autumn01 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Thanks for this ^^ I'm making an animation, and the sizes of various animals are certainly needed.
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maryfersstiger Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You are so awesome! :3
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MariaMurphyArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Just what I was looking for!! :thanks:
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Shyartlover Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Thank You! I find this useful.
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kazunaodate Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work. But, where'd you get the height for the cave bear and smilodon.
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Radio-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Thank you so much! This is incredibly helpful. It must have taken much of your time to research, and create the chart. So I'm pleased to say thank you for putting your efforts into this.
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014   General Artist
This is incredible
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!! :D
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l-ShadowBlack-l Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Actually, the tigers are bigger then lions
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Myuui Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in weight not height. Tigers are 3 - 3.5 feet. Lions are up to 4 feet.
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GlitchyJelly Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist
no they are right,  tigers are the largest big cats 

tigers are 70 – 122cm and lions are 120 cm on average
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Myuui Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you seriously think I didn't research this before I made it? Honestly? 

First of all, those two statistics don't add up. One is a RANGE and the other is an AVERAGE. You can't compare the two. 

So here are multiple sources that state that a tiger is generally 3 to 3.5 feet in height - www.defenders.org/tiger/basic-… www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals… library.sandiegozoo.org/factsh…
And here are multiple sources that state that a lion is generally 3.5 to 4 feet in height - www.defenders.org/african-lion… animals.pawnation.com/weight-h… www.felineconservation.org/fel…

Note that I am basing this off of MALES which are generally much larger than females. Many sources state that male lions can reach heights of up to 4 feet while I have not seen any suggesting tigers do.
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Cool!
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Rainfire-art Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No cat?

Anyway, cool! :D
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BeautyOfNature Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
In the link for Feline size, the animals are too small. A male lion is typically 4 ft at its shoulder, putting its head higher, but there its head is at 4 ft. The chart above is much better and very helpful.
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bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Male lions are not typically 4ft at the shoulder, they average 100cm (~3.3ft) or a little less, the confusion comes from some hunters and some zoologists using a shoulder-paw measurement rather than a true standing shoulder height or the very similar shoulder-wrist measurement. The same is true for the 5ft and 5.3ft tall measurements of brown and polar bears.
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TibraPade Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is REALLY helpful. you saved me. thankyou
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KarmaArt666 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool!
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WingedSheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
wait..what?
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Naratzu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Woow! this is really great!
But i think that you can add the Fennec Fox to it:3
Its the moat little canine in the world so i think it can be important to add 8)
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Blackwolf78 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I like this a lot! very nice piece! I am astonished *A* XD
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daretodream713 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So helpful! Wow the black bear is MUCH smaller than I thought it would be. 
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SnowWhiteQueen2000 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. The red fox is so tiny out of the other animals. What about adding the red panda?
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
This is very useful. Woulda been great if you'd included the "liger" — the largest known cat in the world. O_O
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Cool resource, and lovely art c:
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Pittielover0122 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Tigers are bigger than Lions
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peacefulxninja Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
where does the leopard fit in this chart?
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Reptiline Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Where would a leopard go on this chart?
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SniperJessi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I didn't realize how big cheetahs were holy crap.
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LupaSenzaLuna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've taked reference from your artwork to make this [link] :D thank you!
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Jynxies Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Sorry for the double post but this is actually very misleading. You have called this a size comparison chart but in actuality it is not. If this is a HEIGHT chart, then please call it that. Cheetahs may be tall-ish but the cougar and jaguar are both a lot bigger then a cheetah. The basic SIZE chart for big cats (not height) is listed as:
1. Tiger
2. Lion
3. Jaguar
4. Cougar
5. Leopard
6. Cheetah
7. Snow Leopard, clouded leopard, sunda leopards etc (I havent taken the time to compare size between these 3) but they are generally slightly smaller then cheetahs.

I dont mind if you have done a height chart rather then a size chart, but please label it clearly. Otherwise every idiot who sees this will believe that cheetahs are bigger then jaguars and having seen wild cheetahs in Africa... they're about the same size as large Alsatians, maybe a little bigger.
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Jynxies Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
While lions can be exceptionally large, the tiger is listed as the largest of the Big Cats. Still, really lovely chart. Nicely done
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AlchemyFox Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So amazing, this is brilliant! :) Beautifully done!
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Makrozon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The Siberian Tiger is bigger than the lion, the lion is a little taller at shoulders but is smaller in size and weight. That's the main problem I see with this chart, I mean this is not about who's tallest right ? but about who's bigger. I just think it's misinformative for the people who still don't know that the tigers are the largest felids .
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Myuui Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a height chart, it goes by height only. Since the lion is taller at the withers than the tiger, it was placed in front of the tiger.
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Silverferret1 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Whoa cool
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Silverferret1 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Whoa cook
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charla316 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
hyenas are related to cats
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Myuui Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know...
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charla316 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
your info proclaimed they are related to dogs just saying.. why did you ad exstinted animals ?
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Catwithoutatail Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I assume that you´ve taken the size of the bigger sex in each animal? Like males for cats and females for hyenas? Nice work btw.
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kirriaa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great!
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athena-starbuck Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAY ! I've been searching for something like this. May I just say, I love how happy the Lab is.. He's just like 'HEY GUYS!'
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Myuui Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :] I love how much use this thing is getting out of everyone.
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Filly8 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very interesting! I love how you have colored everything and the animals you have included are great :) My one "complaint" if you can call it that is that the order is off.. for instance the black bear by the measrements you put up is larger then they hyena (not by much) yet you have the bear listed ont he right of the Hyena implying it is smaller.. Is there a reason for this? It happens in more then just that place on this scale.. But anyway besides that it is an excellent resource :)
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Myuui Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be honest, I'm not sure why I did that. BUT I'm going to guess it's because the way the bodies of the hyena are vs. the bear (hyena is taller up front and lower in the back, while the bear is lower in the front and taller in the back) that I did it so that the bear's image wasn't obstructed. I'm.. not sure though lmao. I can't really fix it though since the file for this image was on the hard drive of my old computer.. which is fried now. :[
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Filly8 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha we all do that sort of thing on occassion where you look at somethign later and go "why DID i do that?". I could see that being your reason behind it though.. eh well it's not that big of deal inthe long run i suppose just a thing i was curious about lol :D It's sad that your comp got fried though. That is always a very upsetting day!
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Chibi-chan88 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, brilliant reference! Thanks for sharing it!
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love this!
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