African Elephants

Drawing with length and height dimensions of an African Elephant from the side compared to a person

Elephants are the largest land mammals on Earth. These herbivorous animals are identified by their unique features such as their long trunks for breathing, gathering water, and grabbing objects, ivory tusks used as weapons and tools for foraging, and large ears that flap to control body temperature. Elephants tend to stay near bodies of water and various species have adapted to savannahs, forests, deserts and marsh environments. Elephants grow to heights between 8’3”-13’ | 2.5-4 m with lengths of 10’-16’6” | 3-5 m. Though elephants are listed as both vulnerable and endangered today, when protected in the wild they can live up to 70 years.

Illustrations of an African Elephant standing from the side, front, and back and laying down

Elephants are the largest land mammals on Earth. These herbivorous animals are identified by their unique features such as their long trunks for breathing, gathering water, and grabbing objects, ivory tusks used as weapons and tools for foraging, and large ears that flap to control body temperature. Elephants tend to stay near bodies of water and various species have adapted to savannahs, forests, deserts and marsh environments. Elephants grow to heights between 8’3”-13’ | 2.5-4 m with lengths of 10’-16’6” | 3-5 m. Though elephants are listed as both vulnerable and endangered today, when protected in the wild they can live up to 70 years.

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Length: 10’-16’6” | 3-5 m
Height (Shoulder): 8’3”-13’ | 2.5-4 m
Weight: 5,500-15,400 lb | 2,500-7,000 kg
Lifespan: 70 years
Scientific Name: Loxodonta

Drawings include:
Elephant side (standing), front, back, side (laying down)

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