Which animal has the biggest balls? This question has two possible answers. One for the largest balls of all the animals, and one for the largest relative to body size. The reason that we have to look at this particular record this way is because even though one record is absolutely massive, by proportion the other is even more astounding, a litle like this animal with the biggest wiener.
Which animal has the biggest balls in comparison to its body size?
The animal with the biggest balls, when compared to its entire body, is a tiny little animal, an insect in fact called the tuberous bushcricket. This little guy sports some massive balls. They are so big that they are a whopping 14 percent of its entire body weight. To put this into perspective for you, that would be the equivalent of an average-sized man carrying around a pair of balls that weighed as much as a nineteen month old child, or about six bags of sugar each. Now that’s one hell of a pair. But why would evolution demand such massive gonads?
The exceedingly lucky scientists who got to play around with the private parts of an insect believe that it has given this little insect an advantage by allowing it to produce sperm more quickly. Producing sperm faster means that they can also mate more often, the lucky little guys. But this doesn’t mean that they produce more sperm. They only produce more sperm. Just because they have balls swollen like these things doesn’t mean that they are full of the sticky goo.
Which animal has the biggest balls of all?
Now for the title holder in actual physical size, and they are absolutely gigantic, a bit like this man. To tell you the honest truth, these balls are so massive you could almost put a saddle on them and ride them around.
The animal with the world’s largest balls isn’t the largest animal in the world, but it is a whale. The Right Whale holds the title of the animal with the biggest pair of family jewels. Each ball of this animal weighs a mind blowing 500kg (1,100lbs). That’s freaking huge! But not only are they massive in actual size, they weigh about one percent of the whales entire weight. As with the tuberous bushcricket above, this indicates how important sperm quality and quantity is in their species.
Now just for a moment think of how big the Right Whales balls could be if they were the same proportions to the tuberous bushcricket. They could have weighed about 7,000 kg (15,400lbs).