Animal Weight

How much does a African forest elephant weight?

It is hard to guess what a African forest elephant weights. But we have the answer:

An adult African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) on average weights 4750 kg (10471.95 lbs).

The African forest elephant is from the family Elephantidae (genus: Loxodonta). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 51 cm (1′ 9″).

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a African forest elephant is 4750 kg (10471.95 lbs)

The African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) is one of the two living African elephant species. It is native to humid forests in West Africa and the Congo Basin. It is the smallest of the three living elephant species, reaching a shoulder height of 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in). Both sexes have straight, downpointing tusks, which erupt when they are 1–3 years old. It lives in family groups of up to 20 individuals. Since it forages on leaves, seeds, fruit, and tree bark, it has been referred to as the ‘megagardener of the forest’. It contributes significantly to maintain the composition and structure of the Guinean Forests of West Africa and the Congolese rainforests.The first scientific description of the species was published in 1900. During the 20th century, the population declined due to hunting to less than 30,000 individuals estimated in 2013. It is threatened by habitat loss, fragmentation and poaching. The conservation status of populations varies across range countries.

Animals of the same family as a African forest elephant

We found other animals of the Elephantidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a African forest elephant

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Loxodonta cyclotis: