How Much Does the Average African Elephant Weigh?

How Much Does the Average African Elephant Weigh?

How Much Does the Average African Elephant Weigh?

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) gives the average weight of an African elephant as 6 tons. The typical weight of an African elephant varies according to the animal's gender and age.

According to San Diego Zoo, male African elephants weigh between 8,818-13,889 pounds whereas females are slightly smaller, weighing in at between 5,291-7,716 pounds. This enormous weight makes African elephants the largest animals that live on land. The average baby African elephant weighs around 198-265 pounds at birth. Elephants grow continuously, with males reaching a weight of around 11,023 pounds by the age of 50 or 60 years. Elephants consume 4 to 6 percent of their body weight each day, taking in 165-330 pounds of food daily.