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The closest living relative to the blue whale among the land dwelling animals is the Hippo. There is an article with fairly simple language and good graphical support here No whale, dolphin, fish,(etc.) has a relative on land. You may want to visit

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The closest land relative known to the manatee is the elephant.

Are blue whales mammoth?

No if they were they be on land

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Can blue whales survive on land?

Er... No?!!

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What two groups of animals that share a common ancestor with whales?

Land animals closest to whales and dolphins are hippos, and other hoofed animals like cows and deer!

How do humans help blue whales survive?

Keep noisy boats and water engines away from them and if you see a blue whale on land call an animal rescue emergency number immediately. But we humans are helping to keep danger and boats away from the Blue Whales environment. But you can also donate to a charity to help Blue whales:-).

Why are whales not fish?

Whales are mammals. Whales are not fish for several reasons. They get oxygen from the air. They give milk to their babies. Inside their ear they have a construction unique for mammals. Some scientist believe that they used to live on land long time ago. The elephant is the closest family to whales.

Are blue whales the biggest species of fish?

No. Blue whales are the largest living animal, both sea and land, but they aren't fish, they're mammals. They breathe with lungs, give live birth, suckle their young etc.

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How many legs does a blue whale have?

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Hawaii is about 1,000 miles from the closest land (that is not an island).

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it was believed that whales were land animals because i said so

Why does a blue whale live under water?

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When Koreans call their land a shrimp among whales they are reffering to?

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Which evidence shows whales were envolved from land based animals?

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