The Elephant: Nature's Greatest Masterpiece
The elephant is the largest land animal on the planet.
The African species stands between 8 and 13 feet tall and weighs 5,000 to 14,000 pounds.
The Asian elephant stands about 6.6 to 9.8 feet tall and weighs 4,960 to 12,125 pounds.
The largest elephant on record weighed about 24,000 pounds and stood 13 feet tall.
Even baby elephants are quite imposing, entering the world at 3 feet tall and about 200 pounds.
Elephants care for their sick. Worrying about a loved one who is sick or injured isn’t limited to humankind.
If an elephant becomes sick, herd members will bring it food and help it stand up if it’s weak.