How Much Does the Average African Elephant Weigh?


African elephants are of the genus Loxodonta and have been traditionally classified as a single species comprising two distinct subspecies; the savannah elephant (Loxodonta Africana Africana) and the forest elephant (Loxodonta Africana Cyclotis). The savannah elephant is the largest land animal weighing 3,500 kilograms up to a reported 12,000 kilograms while the forest elephant is smaller and rounder weighing up to 4,500 kilograms.
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An African elephant is a big creature weighing in at more than 15,000 pounds and can amble at twenty-five miles an hour. They have a long lifespan and can live as long as 70 years.
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