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The heaviest land animals – TOP 10

The heaviest land animals – TOP 20

Below we present the summary of the 20 heaviest land animals. The list also included animals that exist both on land and in water such as: walrus and elephant seal.


21. African buffalo – 910 kg (2000 lbs)

African buffalo
African buffalo (Syncerus caffer).

20. Yak – 1,000 kg (2,200 lb)

Yak (Bos grunniens)
Yak (Bos grunniens).

19. European Bison – 1,000 kg (2,200 lb)

European Bison (Bison bonasus)
European Bison (Bison bonasus).

18. Polar bear – 1,002 kg (2,209 lb)

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus).

17. Kodiak bear1,090 kg (2,400 lb)

Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi)
Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi).

16. Asian water buffalo – 1,200 kg (2,650 lbs)

Asian water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)
Asian water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis).

15. Gaur – 1,500 kg (3,300 lb)

Gaur (Bos gaurus)
Gaur (Bos gaurus).

14. American bison – 1,724 kg (3,800 lb)* in captivity

American bison (Bison bison)
American bison (Bison bison).

13. Saltwater crocodile – 2,000 kg (4,400 lb)

saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus).

12. Giraffe2,000 kg (4,400 lb)

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis).

11. Sumatran rhinoceros 2,000 kg (4,400 lb)

Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)
Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis).

10. Walrus – 2,300 kg (5,070 lb)

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)
Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus).

9. Black rhinoceros2,900 kg (6,400 lb)

Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis).

8. Javan rhinoceros2,300 kg (5,070 lb)

Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus)
Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus).

7. Indian rhinoceros4,000 kg (8,820 lb)

Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis)
Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis).

6. Hippopotamus – 4,500 kg (9,920 lb)

Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius).

5. White rhinoceros4,500 kg (9,920 lb)

White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)
White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum).

4. Elephant seal – 5,000 kg (11,020 lb)

Elephant seal (Mirounga)
Elephant seal (Mirounga).

3. African forest elephant6,000 kg (13,230 lb)

African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana).

2. Asian elephant8,000 kg (17,640 lb)

Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).

The heaviest land animal:

1. African bush elephant10,000 kg (22,050 lb)

African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana).

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