Top 10 Heaviest Land Mammals
1 - African Elephant

One of the species of African elephant, the bush elephant, is the largest living land animal. Their large ears enable heat loss. The upper lip and nose form a trunk. African elephants' trunks end in two opposing lips. Males stand weigh 4,700–6,048 kg , while females weigh 2,160–3,232 kg.

The largest recorded individual stood four metres to the shoulders and weighed 10 tonnes.

2 - Asian Elephant

Asian elephants are smaller than African elephants and have the highest body point on the head. Indian elephants weigh between 2,000 and 5,000 kg. They have 19 pairs of ribs. The Asian elephant trunk ends in a single lip.

They are mostly found in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand.

3 - White Rhinoceros
The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros is the largest and most numerous species of rhinoceros that exists. On its snout it has two horn-like growths, one behind the other. The front horn is larger and averages 90 cm in length, reaching as much as 150 cm. It has a massive body and large head, a short neck and broad chest. Weight in this animal typically ranges from 1,360 to 3,630 kg. The male, averaging 2,300 kg is heavier than the female, at an average of 1,700 kg. The white rhinoceros is quick and agile and can run 50 km/h.
The largest recorded white rhinoceros was about 4,500 kg.
4 - Hippopotamus
They are the fourth-heaviest land mammal by weight between 1½ and 3 tonnes. Hippos have been clocked at 30 km/h (19 mph) over short distances. The hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world. The average weights for adult males ranged between 1,500 and 1,800 kg. Females are smaller than their male counterparts, with average weights between 1,300 and 1,500 kg. Older males can get much larger, reaching at least 3,200 kg with a few exceptional specimens exceeding 3,600 kg.
The heaviest known hippopotamus weighed approximately 4,500 kg.
5 - Common Cow
TCows are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. It is difficult to generalize or average out the weight of all cattle because different kinds have different averages of weights. However, according to some sources, the average weight of all cattle is 753 kg . Finishing steers in the feedlot average about 640 kg ; cows about 725 kg , and bulls about 1,090 kg .

The world record for the heaviest bull was 1,740 kg.
6 - Black Rhinoceros

The black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern and central Africa. An adult black rhinoceros typically weighs from 800 to 1,400 kg , however unusually large male specimens have been reported at up to 2,199–2,896 kg.

7 - Giraffe

The giraffe is the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. It stands 5–6 m tall and has an average weight of 1,600 kg for males and 830 kg for females.

8 - Water Buffalo

The skin of river buffaloes is black, but some specimens may have dark slate-coloured skin. Their horns grow outward, and curve in a semicircle, but always remain more or less on the plane of the forehead. They range in weight from 300–550 kg, but weights of over 1,000 kg have also been observed.

9 - American Bison

The American bison also commonly known as the American buffalo. bison has a shaggy, long, dark brown winter coat, and a lighter weight, lighter brown summer coat. A bison weight can range from 318 to 1,000 kg. When raised in captivity and farmed for meat, the bison can grow unnaturally heavy and the largest semi-domestic bison weighed 1,724 kg.

The heaviest wild bull ever recorded weighed 1,270 kg.

10 - Angus cattle

Angus cattle are a breed of cattle commonly used in beef production. They are naturally polled (do not have horns) and solid black or red, although the udder may be white. They weight typically 1000 kgs.


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