The largest land animal in the world is the African Elephant. However, it is not the largest land animal ever. In the earth’s 4 billion year history, there have been animals much larger than an African Elephant. The Argentinosaurs is the largest ever land animal ever discovered. It was a dinosaur that lived 97 million years ago in what is now South America. Fossil evidence indicates Argentinosaurs weighed a colossal 88 metric tons. That is more than 30 African Elephants.
Animals in the world can be measured by several criteria, such as weight, height, length. The African elephant has an average weight of 8500 kg. The average length of the animal’s body: 6.66 meters. Asian elephants are smaller than their African cousins, and their ears are smaller compared to the large fan-shaped ears of the African species. Asian elephants are habitat loss and resulting in human-elephant conflict.
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