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Elephants: Earth's Largest Land-Animals | Live Science adult male elephent

African elephant males are supposed to be aggressive, hormonal and antisocial. But it turns out they have friendships and can act as leaders.

A male elephant can grow up to 4 metres in height and weigh up to 7 tonnes; . At night, the adults form a circle around the calves to protect them from danger.

Elephants are mammals of the family Elephantidae and the largest existing land animals. Adult bulls mostly interact with family groups when looking for a mate. .. Male Asian elephants are usually about – cm (8 ft 7 in–9 ft 6 in) tall at the shoulder and – t (– short tons) whereas females are – cm .