African bush elephant size diagram

African bush elephant size diagram

Diagram showing the average size of adult African bush elephants, with the largest recorded individual (nicknamed “Henry”) also included.

Elephants are the largest existing land animals, and African bush elephants are the largest elephant species. Male African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana) stand 3.2 meters (10.5 feet) tall (at the shoulder) on average and weigh around 6 metric tons.

Females stand about 2.6 meters (8.5 feet) on average at the shoulder with a body mass of about 3 metric tons.

The largest elephant ever measured, Henry stands over 13 feet (3.96 meters) tall – larger than any elephant known to be living today. He was about 11-tons in weight.

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