Top 10 Heaviest Land Animals On The Earth

1. African Elephant Average Mass (lb): 18,500 (8500 kg) Maximum Mass (lb): 27,000 (13000 kg) Average Length (ft): 21.85 The heaviest land animals found on earth can be …

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African Elephant

1. African Elephant

Average Mass (lb): 18,500 (8500 kg)
Maximum Mass (lb): 27,000 (13000 kg)
Average Length (ft): 21.85

heaviest land animals African Elephant

The heaviest land animals found on earth can be measured using a variety of methods. It could be defined as the largest by volume, mass, height, or length. The following is a list of top ten heaviest land animals of the world. The walrus is included as it spends much of its time on land.

2. Asian Elephant

Average Mass (lb): 8,750 (4200 kg)
Maximum Mass (lb): 11,000 (5200 kg)
Average Length (ft): 19.5

Asian Elephant Heaviest Land Animals

3. White Rhinoceros

Average Mass (lb): 5,000 (2350 kg)
Maximum Mass (lb): 7,920 (3850 kg)
Average Length (ft): 12.5

White-Rhinoceros Heaviest Land Animals

4. Hippopotamus

Average Mass (lb): 5,250 (2500 kg)
Maximum Mass (lb): 7,100 (3400 kg)
Average Length (ft): 11

Hippopotamus

5. Gaur

Average Mass (lb): 3,300 (1600 kg)
Maximum Mass (lb): Unknown
Average Length (ft): 9.8

Gaur

6. Giraffe

Average Mass (lb): 3,000 (1400 kg)
Maximum Mass (lb): 4,400 (2100 kg)
Average Length (ft): 15.4

Giraffe

7. Walrus

Average Mass (lb): 2,645 (1200 kg)
Maximum Mass (lb): 4,500 (2150 kg)
Average Length (ft): 11

walrus

8. Black Rhinoceros

Average Mass (lb): 2,420 (1150 kg)
Maximum Mass (lb): 4,000 (1900 kg)
Average Length (ft): 11.25

Black Rhinoceros

9. Saltwater crocodile

Average Mass (lb): 1,700 (785 kg)
Maximum Mass (lb): 3,300 (1600 kg)
Average Length (ft): 20

Saltwater Crocodile

10. Wild Asian Water buffalo

Average Mass (lb): 1,684 (770 kg)
Maximum Mass (lb): 2,640 (1250 kg)
Average Length (ft): 11.4

Wild water buffalo

Via wikipedia

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  1.   

    I know the top 10 biggest animals

  2.   

    im studying walruses at schoool
    i shoudnt have said that
    ive heard of a man who is fatter than the Gaur
    he is my best friends dad

  3.   

    Eh, Im not too sure on how correct this is, cause I can say that the Elephant Seal can weigh up to 6,600 lbs.

    Of course.. that’s from wikipedia, but theres pictures of them in the article and they are massive, 6,600 makes sense

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_seals

  4.   

    Such a deep awnser! GD&RVVF

  5.   

    I think the heaviest animals is the poler bear

  6.   

    Thats not weird
    I’ve seen almost all of those animals,
    Thumbs down!

  7.   

    very nice
    i just like it

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  9.   

    Such big animals,omg.

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  13.   

    Beached Blue Whale?

  14.   

    @bokyo –

    The title of the article is “Top 10 Heaviest Land Animals On The Earth”… I believe the Elephant Seal is considered a water animal.

  15.   

    Thanks this was very interesting.

  16.   

    What about an American Homo Sapien?

  17.   

    This list is really not very accurate as the other comments indicate. Many species of full grown bulls (Angus, Holstein, Brahman, Galloways, Charolais) weigh in at over 2000 pounds. and how about the American bison and the grizzly bear?

  18.   

    “The heaviest terrestrial animals found on earth can be measured using a variety of methods. It could be defined as the largest by volume, mass, height, or length.”

    If you are discussing ‘heaviest’, would that not by definition mean you are measuring them by weight (or mass)?…

  19.   

    Someone apparently still hasn’t caught up with the decade-old discovery there are two distinct species of “African Elephant” – Loxodonta africana and Loxodonta cyclotis. Presumably we’re talking about L. africana here; where does the more gracile L. cyclotis fit into the pecking order, I wonder?

  20.   

    Cool!

    However, I believe the Elephant Seal should be somewhere in the top 5…The biggest such animal weighed 11,000 lbs or 5,000kg.