Largest Elephant in the world, 8000 kg weight In Tanzania.

Largest Elephant in the world, 8000 kg weight In Tanzania.

Largest Elephant in the world, 8000 kg weight In Tanzania.

The African elephant, which is called Loxodonta africana by scientists, is one of the most popular and sought-after animals on safari in Tanzania because it is so big. The African pachyderm, along with the Indian and African Forest groups of elephants, is the largest animal in the world.

Now, we’ll learn about all the interesting things about this beautiful African mammal, which is the largest of the “Big Five” animals (along with the lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) and one of the most beautiful things in nature in Tanzania. It is known for its huge size and record-setting height, as well as for bad things that have happened to it, like poaching.

An outline of how the African elephant looks.

The only sea mammals bigger than the African pachyderm are those that live on land. Female elephants can grow to be 2.8 metres tall, while male elephants can grow to be 6 to 6 1/2 metres long and 3.2 to 3.5 metres tall at the withers. One of the most well-known things about these elephant-like animals is their huge ears, which help them keep cool and give them a very good sense of hearing. Males can have fangs made of ivory that are up to 1.5 metres long. This is how they got the scientific name “Loxodonta,” which means “oblique teeth.”

What is an elephant’s weight?

A male African elephant can weigh up to 8,000 kg, but most of them are between 3,800 kg and 5,100 kg. On the other hand, female specimens can only weigh 3500 kg because they are much smaller. In 1956, because of something that happened with Jose Fenykovi, an African elephant, which was the largest animal ever, was hunted and killed in Angola. It could be as tall as 4.2 metres and weigh as much as 12,000 kg, which is 4 tonnes more than the average car today.

How Indian and African elephants are different

African elephants are bigger and heavier than Asian elephants. This is the most obvious difference between the two types. The Indian pachyderm is shorter and lighter than the African pachyderm, but it is about the same size as a female African elephant. Their ear cups are also different. Elephants in Africa have bigger ears than elephants in Asia. The female Indian pachyderms have the same, barely visible teeth as the males. The backs of the skulls of African species are flat and the sides are curved. Their trunk also has two appendages that stick out.


One of the most interesting things about elephants is that they take the longest of all animals to give birth. The African pachyderm gives birth to a single baby elephant after about 22 months of pregnancy. Twins are very rare. On the other hand, a baby elephant is anything but small and skinny. Males only live with their mothers for the first three years of their lives. At that point, they can stand up on their own, weigh up to 120 kg, and are 1.2 metres long.

African elephant habitat

When you go with Safari Avventura, you’ll often see elephants in the national parks we stop at along the way, such as Kilimanjaro National Park, Tarangire National Park, and Arusha National Park. Sub-Saharan Africa, especially the wooded savannahs with lots of water sources that elephants need, is the best place for them to live.


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