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.Continue Reading
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.Learn more about Elephants
African elephants reach a maximum weight of 14,000 pounds, standing up to 13 feet high at the shoulder, while Asian elephants weigh up to 11,000 pounds and reach up to 10 feet in height. The two species are the heaviest land animals on Earth.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 >
Because of their size, adult elephants, including the African elephant, are classified as having no natural enemies. However, elderly, sick or baby elephants can fall prey to other animals, such as lions and crocodiles.Full Answer >
The life cycle of an elephant is divided into three main phases: baby, adolescent and adult. Each part of the life cycle is characterized by distinctive phases of development, duties and behaviors.Full Answer >