Elephants are big. REALLY big. In current terms, they are the largest land animal. I mean, these puppies weigh 200 – 250 lbs. when they’re born! And they can run pretty fast too. (Good thing I got a head start!) Here’s the stats:
Height: Up to 13 ft.
Daily Food Intake: Hundreds of pounds
Daily Water Intake: About 50 gallons
Weight: Up to about 8 tons
Conclusion: An elephant weighs more than me. However, I understand some of them can still do ballet: (Edna the Elephant).
P.S. I probably won’t be seeing any elephants on my upcoming camping trip. But I’ll be sure to let you know what interesting critters I do see…