African elephant - a species of mammal in the family słoniowatych, the greatest of modern living species of terrestrial mammals. Previously regarded as one species, together with the African forest elephant. Gregarious animal, resident African savannah, forests and steppes of the southern ends of the Sahara to Namibia, northern Botswana and northern Africa. In ancient times used as beasts of battle.
Height: male - from 3 to 4,2 m, female 2.2 to 2.6 m
Length: males - from 6 to 7.5 m, female - from 4.9 to 6.2 m
Weight: male - from 4000 to 6000 kg, female - from 2100 to 3200 kg
Length of blows: to 3 m
The burden of blows: from 30 to 40 kg