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What are some animals that weigh at least 1 ton?

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Some animals that weigh at least a ton include all species of the rhinoceros, the African and Asian elephant, the Asian gaur, and the hippopotamus. Other animals that weigh at least a ton are some species of whale including the blue and humpback whales. Some species of fish weigh at least a ton, including the whale shark and the mola.

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The five species of rhinoceros are the black rhinoceros and the white rhinoceros of Africa, and the Indian, Javan and Sumatran rhinoceros of Asia.

African and Asian elephants also weigh at least a ton; the African elephant is the larger of the two. Another African animal, the hippopotamus, can weigh between 2,863 and 9,912 pounds, with the male being the larger of the sexes.

The Asian gaur is the largest species of cattle in the world. Some individuals can weigh well over a ton and be nearly 11 feet long.

The mola, also called the sunfish, is a huge fish that lives in tropical waters around the world. However, it is dwarfed by the whale shark. This animal is by far the largest fish in the ocean. Despite its great size, the whale shark eats small fish and plankton. Humpback whales can weigh up to 50 tons, and blue whales can weigh as much as 120 tons.

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