The size of an elephant depends on the elephant's age, gender and type; the largest elephant was an adult male African elephant who weighed approximately 24,000 pounds and stood 13 feet tall at the shoulder. Most African elephants stand from 8.2 to 13 feet tall at the shoulder.Continue Reading
An adult male bull savanna elephant can be as tall as 11 feet at the shoulder, weigh about 16,500 pounds and be 30 feet long. A female bull savanna weighs about 7,000 pounds and stands about 8.7 feet at the shoulder.
A male newborn elephant weighs about 265 pounds, and a female newborn tips the scales at 198 to 221 pounds.Learn more about Elephants
The African elephant adapted to its environment with its large size, big ears, thick eyelashes, ivory tusks and long trunk. The large size of the African elephant makes it nearly impervious to predators. The only vulnerable elephants are the young, which are often physically protected by the bulk of the adults in the herd.Full Answer >
The African elephant, or loxodont, is the largest living elephant species. Adult African elephants can stand more than 12 feet tall and can weigh over 14,000 pounds.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
According to National Geographic, the average African elephant weighs between 5,000 and 14,000 pounds, while the average Asian elephant weighs 4,500 to 11,000 pounds. The African elephant lives up to 70 years, and the Asian elephant has a life span of about 60 years.Full Answer >