10 Animais terrestres mais pesados ​​do Mundo

10 Heaviest Terrestrial Animals of the World
The following is a list of the heaviest wild land animals, which are all mammals. The African elephant is now listed as two species, the African bush elephant and the African forest elephant, as they are generally considered to be two separate species now.
Note: The African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), of the order Proboscidea, is the largest living land animal. A native of various open habitats in sub-Saharan Africa, this elephant is born commonly weighing about 100 kg (220 lb). The largest elephant ever recorded was shot in Angola in 1974. It was a male measuring 10.7 m (35 ft) from trunk to tail and 4.2 m (13.7 ft) lying on its side in a projected line from the highest point of the shoulder to the base of the forefoot, indicating a standing shoulder height of 4.0 m (13 ft).

1. African bush elephant
African Bush Elephant.jpg
Average mass [tonnes]: 4.9
Maximum mass [tonnes]: 12.7
Average total length [m (ft)]: 6 (18): Height*

2. Asian elephant
Elephas maximus (Bandipur).jpg
Average mass [tonnes]: 4.15
Maximum mass [tonnes]: 8.0
Average total length [m (ft)]: 6.8 (22)

3. African forest elephant
Loxodontacyclotis.jpg
Average mass [tonnes]: 2.8
Maximum mass [tonnes]: 6.0
Average total length [m (ft)]: 6.2 (20)

4. White rhinoceros
Rhinocéros blanc.jpg
Average mass [tonnes]: 2.1
Maximum mass [tonnes]: 4.5
Average total length [m (ft)]: 4.4 (14.5)

5. Indian rhinoceros
One horned Rhino.jpg
Average mass [tonnes]: 1.9
Maximum mass [tonnes]: 4.0
Average total length [m (ft)]: 4.2 (13.9)

6. Hippopotamus
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Average mass [tonnes]: 1.8
Maximum mass [tonnes]: 4.5
Average total length [m (ft)]: 4 (13.2)

7. Javan rhinoceros


Average mass [tonnes]: 1.715
Maximum mass [tonnes]: 2.3
Average total length [m (ft)]: 3.8 (12.5)
Note: Javan rhinos are the most threatened of the five rhino species, with as few as 35 individuals surviving in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia.

8. Black rhinoceros
Diceros bicornis.jpg
Average mass [tonnes]: 1.1
Maximum mass [tonnes]: 2.9
Average total length [m (ft)]: 4 (13.2)

9. Giraffe
Giraffe Mikumi National Park.jpg
Average mass [tonnes]: 1.0
Maximum mass [tonnes]: 2
Average total length [m (ft)]: 5.15 (16.9)

10. Gaur
Gaur bull Kodaikanal "Biff".jpg
Average mass [tonnes]: 0.95
Maximum mass [tonnes]: 1.5
Average total length [m (ft)]: 3.8 (12.5)

Source: wikipedia.org

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