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African Elephant: The Largest Living Land Mammal

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The World's Biggest Beasts: Here and Gone (Photos)

The African elephant generally weighs in around 16,000 pounds and can be up to 13 feet tall at the shoulder, larger than its cousin, the Asian elephant. African elephants are a vulnerable species, with about 470,000 of them remaining. Just three decades ago, there were about twice that many, but illegal poaching and habitat reduction have cut their numbers