Large Land Mammals of Today
The largest land mammals on the earth today are the African and Indian elephants, the biggest of which
is the African elephant. The cow of the African elephant can reach a weight of around 4 tons.
The bull, on the other hand, can reach a maximum weight of 6 tons and stand over 3.3m (11 ft.)
high. The bull of an Indian elephant can reach a weight of 4 tons and stand to a height of
10 ft. high.
(Left: An African elephant looks on in an open grassland)
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Comparison of the size of a human to an elephant. This elephant would have to
grow four times this size to reach the size of a Balucatherium)