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What is the average height of an elephant?

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The African elephant can have a height of 8.2 to 13 feet. They are the world's largest animals found on land. Asian elephants have a height of 6.6 to 11.5 feet.

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Weighing in at 5,000 to 13,000 pounds, the African elephant is an herbivore that can live upwards of 70 years. Asian elephants weigh between 2 and 5 tons. They use their large ears to help keep them cool. Their tusks are used to help dig for food. Elephants eat bark, fruits and grasses. When the heat is too much for them, they can be found playing in the water. Elephants use their trunks to spray water on their bodies and may cover themselves with dust to protect their skin.

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