Thursday, 3 January 2013

Worlds Largest Animal

Worlds Largest Animal Detail
Did you know there are only three species of elephant living today? They are: the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant and the Asian elephant (also known as the Indian elephant). All other species are extinct.
Elephants are the world’s largest land animals now living. The largest elephant ever recorded was shot in Angola in 1956. This male weighed about 24,000 lb (11,000 kg), with a shoulder height of 3.96 meters (13.0 ft), a metre (yard) taller than the average male African elephant.
The elephant’s gestation period is 22 months, the longest of any land animal. At birth it is common for an elephant calf to weigh 120 kilograms (260 lb). They typically live for 50 to 70 years, but the oldest recorded elephant lived for 82 years. Healthy adult elephants have no natural predators, although lions may take calves or weak individuals.
Worlds Largest Animal
Worlds Largest Animal
Worlds Largest Animal
Worlds Largest Animal
Worlds Largest Animal
Worlds Largest Animal
Worlds Largest Animal
Worlds Largest Animal
Worlds Largest Animal
Worlds Largest Animal
Worlds Largest Animal
Worlds Largest Animal

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