7 of the loudest animals on Earth

The blue whale claims the title for not only being the largest animal in the natural world — it is also the loudest. It can emit calls.

Blue whales

Diving to depths of over 10,000 feet (3,050 meters), sperm whales are another whale species that emit loud clicks similar to Morse code to communicate.

Sperm whales

Another marine mammal that uses long, rumbling songs and moans to communicate at volume across Arctic waters is the bowhead whale.

Bowhead whales

The loudest species in the bat family Noctilionidae, the greater bulldog bat (Noctilio leporinus) can emit loud "chirps" of up to 140 decibels.

Greater bulldog bats

Named after the legendary rock band Pink Floyd by music-loving scientists, Synalpheus pinkfloydi, is a snapping  that was only discovered in 2017. When this shrimp.

Synalpheus pinkfloydi 

The lion's roar is a distinctive and easily-recognized sound that strikes fear into prey. It's the loudest roar of all big cat species, reaching.


The world’s loudest primate, howler monkeys can emit a call — or piercing scream — that can reach up to 90 decibels and be heard.

Howler monkeys