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How much does an adult elephant weigh?

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An adult African elephant weighs between 4,000 and 14,000 pounds, according to Sea World Parks and Entertainment, while an adult Asian elephant weighs between 4,000 and 10,000 pounds. Female elephants are slightly smaller than males.

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At the shoulder, African elephants are 9.8 to 13.1 feet tall, while the height of Asian elephants is between 6.6 and 11.5 feet.

There are two subspecies of African elephants: Savanna and Forest. Members of the Savanna subspecies are larger than those in the Forest subspecies.

There are four subspecies of Asian elephants: Sumatran, Borneo, Mainland and Sri Lanka. Members of the Sri Lanka subspecies are taller and heavier than members of the other Asian elephant subspecies.

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