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What are the ten largest land animals in the world?

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1. African Elephant
2. Indian Elephant
3. Hippopotamus
4. Rhinoceros
5. Giraffe
6. American Bison (buffalo)
7. Yak
8. Kodiak Bear
9. Moose
10. Bengal Tiger






I'm 'fairly sure' about the top 5, the rest are educated guesses. The trick would be to find the average or maximum weight of adult specimens, then rank them accordingly.







I'm not in a research kind of mood now, so.. good luck ! Also, I may be forgetting about something.. don't go by this list as absolute truth :=)


1African Elephant[42]18,500 (8260 kg)27,000 (12050 kg)21.85 (6.56 m)2Asian Elephant[43]8,750 (3910 kg)11,000 (4900 kg)19.5 (5.85 m)3White Rhinoceros5,000 (2230 kg)7,920 (3540 kg)12.5 (3.75 m)4Hippopotamus5,250 (2340 kg)7,100 (3170 kg)11 (3.3 m)5Gaur3,300 (1470 kg)Unknown9.8 (2.94 m)6Giraffe3,000 (1340 kg)4,400 (1960 kg)15.4 (4.62 m)7Walrus2,645 (1180 kg)4,500 (2010 kg)11 (748 m)8Black Rhinoceros2,420 (1080 kg)4,000 (1790 kg)11.25 (3.38 m)9Saltwater crocodile1,700 (760 kg)3,300 (1470 kg)20 (6 m)10Wild Asian Water buffalo1,684 (748 kg)2,640 (1180 kg)11.4 (3.42 m)






Well, here's the official list, but I don't consider the Walrus and the saltwater croc as purely 'land animals'.








































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