List of heaviest land mammals
The heaviest land mammal has a weight up to 6 short tons (5.4 t), the African bush elephant. This enormous mammal measures approximately 24 feet (7.3 m), and eats 500 pounds (230 kg) of vegetation like grasses and leaves a day. Their two elongated teeth-tusks can grow continuously during their lives and reach about 9 feet (2.7 m) in length. The average walking speed of an elephant is 4.5 miles per hour (7.2 km/h), but they can run at recorded speeds up to, and sometimes exceeding, 15 miles per hour (24 km/h).
Heaviest land mammals
This list is of the heaviest land mammals when including their tusks, horns, etc.
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