Henry, the largest elephant ever measured

Henry, the largest elephant ever measured

Sometimes called the Fénykövi elephant, after the Hungarian game hunter who killed this amazing animal, Henry is the world’s largest elephant ever measured. Hungarian-born Josef J. Fénykövi shot the elephant in Angola in 1955. He donated the body in 1959 to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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.

Image: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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