The blue whale is the largest animal on Earth and produces some of the loudest sounds. Their songs, which can travel for hundreds of miles underwater, can reach volumes of up to 188 decibels.
Elephants produce low-frequency vocalizations, often below the threshold of human hearing. Some of their calls can travel long distances and are used for communication within the herd.
Sperm whales are known for their clicks, which they use for echolocation and communication. These clicks can be extremely loud, reaching over 230 decibels
Lions are famous for their roars, which can be heard up to 5 miles away in ideal conditions. Roaring is used for communication between pride members and as a territorial display.
Male alligators produce low-frequency bellows that can carry for long distances during mating season. These bellows can reach around 90 decibels in volume.
Howler monkeys are known for their distinctive howling calls, which can be heard up to 3 miles away in dense forests. These calls are used for territory marking and communication among group members.
Male cicadas are incredibly loud insects. They produce a buzzing or clicking noise, which can reach up to 120 decibels, primarily to attract mates.
The kakapo, or night parrot, is a critically endangered bird native to New Zealand. It's known for its loud booming calls that can travel long distances to attract potential mates.
Greater Bulldog Bat
These bats use echolocation calls to locate prey. The intensity of their calls can reach up to 140 decibels, making them one of the loudest bats.
Although not known for vocalization, giant pandas can produce loud bleating sounds during the mating season, which can be surprisingly loud considering their size.