The largest terrestrial mammal in the world

The adult African savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana) typically measures between 3 and 3.7 meters at the withers and has a mass between 4 and 7 tons.

That is to say, we are facing the largest terrestrial mammal in the current world, but not in the past world.

The brain of a fully grown male African elephant has a mass of 5.4 kg, making it the most massive brain of any land mammal. Only the brains of the largest whales surpass it (on the other hand, the largest animals in the world, now and before).

Elephants are impressive, but they are not as big as some mammals that existed long ago. Indricotherium was a long-necked rhinoceros that inhabited Western Asia and Europe about 35 million years ago.

It is estimated to have been 11.27m in length (about the size of a London double-decker bus) and 5.41m tall to the hump (about two stories tall). It lacked horns, but in Prehistory there were rodents, armadillos, and even kangaroos that did, curiously enough.

El Indricotherium

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