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What is the noisiest animal in the world?

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That’s the blue whale, which can produce sounds of up to 180 decibels. These sounds can be heard as far away as 800 kilometres. The blue whale is not just the winner of the loudest noise competition – it is also the largest animal in the world.

Other big noise makers are lions at 114 dB, followed by howler monkeys (the name says it all!) and wolves, both at 90 dB. At 120 dB, cicadas are the loudest insects in the world. We humans can make quite some noise, too, with the world record for the loudest voice standing at 120 dB.