How heavy is an elephant ?

The heaviest weight have the African elephant, the adult male can reach a weight of up to 7,500 kg (seven and a half tons). The height of the African elephant ranges from three to four meters at the withers level, sometimes even higher. There is no land animal that could weigh even half the mass of an African elephant.

The females of the African elephant are smaller, although sometimes they are difficult to distinguish from males. The average size of females is 5.4 to 6.9 m in length, and up to 3 meters in height. The average weight of the female is 2.8 tons.

The size of the Indian elephant is much smaller than the African elephant, but it is also impressive – adult males can weigh up to 5.4 tons with an increase of 2.5-3.5 meters. The females of the Indian elephant are smaller than males, weighing an average of 2.7 tons. The smallest is the subspecies from Kalimantan, whose mass reaches up to 2 tons.

We now see that the planted elephant weighs an average of 4 to 7 tons. His smaller brother from Asia weighs an average of 5.4 tons, which is almost 2 tons less than the largest individual of the African elephant.