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The Top 5 Largest Land Mammals

  Mammal Length/height (m/f) Weight (kg/lbs) Red List Status
1 African Elephant
(Loxodonta africana)
7.3 m/3.0 m
24 ft/13 ft
7,045 kg,
15,500 lbs
Near Threatened
(pop.trend: Increasing)
2 Hippopotamus
(Hippopotamus amphibius)
3.9 m/1.5
13 ft/5 ft
3,556 kg,
7,840 lbs
(pop.trend: decreasing)
3 White rhinoceros
(Ceratotherium simum)
4.0 m/2.0 m
13 ft/7 ft
2,300 kg,
5,000 lbs
Near Threatened
(pop.trend: decreasing)
4 Giraffe
(Giraffa camelopardalis)
5.4 m (to horns)
18 ft (to horns)
1,360 kg,
3,000 lbs
Least Concern
(pop.trend: decreasing)
5 Water Buffalo
(Bubalus bubalis)
3.0 m/2.0 m
9.8 ft/6.5ft
1,197 kg,
2,640 lbs
Not applicable
Sources:  Various, IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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