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African Elephant Anatomy



Size: Height at the shoulder, 8.2 to 13 ft (2.5 to 4 m)

Weight: 5,000 to 14,000 lbs (2,268 to 6,350 kg)

Males are larger than females. Both males and females have tusks. Males use the tusks to battle one another.

Elephants have large ears, shaped like Africa. Ears help the elephant lose excess heat.

The trunk is used for smelling, breathing, trumpeting, drinking, and also for grabbing things or food.