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The average weight of an adult Male African elephant is up to 15,000 pounds, and females weigh up to 8,000 pounds. They are the largest land mammals.

Full Answer. According to San Diego Zoo, male African elephants weigh between 8,818-13,889 pounds whereas females are slightly smaller, weighing in at between 5,291-7,716 pounds. This enormous weight makes African elephants the largest animals that live on land. The average baby African elephant weighs around 198-265 pounds at birth.

An adult elephant eats about 75 to 150 kg of food each day, which is about size of an ordinary human. A newborn elephant is about 1 m high and weighs about 120 kg. By the time the calf reaches the age of 10 they already weigh the same as an average car, about 900 to 1300 kg.

May 30, 2009 · Answer has 31 votes. Currently voted the best answer. African elephants are the largest land animals with body growth continuing for up to 30 years. Bulls (males) may reach a height of 9-13 feet (3-41/2 m) at the shoulder and weigh between 9,000-13,000 pounds (4,500-6,000 kg).

The average life span of an elephant is about 70 years. During their long lives the female herds will continue to nurture their young, while the male herds roam great distances in search of female herds.