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List: Top Ten Heaviest Terrestrial Animals

Date: -

Source: Wikipedia

Base: The list maker included predominantly terrestrial animals, thus: "The walrus is included as it spends much of its time on land."

Notes: The African Elephant is not split into its possible separate species of the African Bush Elephant and African Forest Elephant as it is not yet a fully accepted split.

Rank

Animal

Average Mass (lbs)

1

African Elephant

18,500

2

Asian Elephant

8,750

3

White Rhinoceros

5,000

4

Hippopotamus

5,250

5

Gaur (Cattle)

3,300

6

Giraffe

3,000

7

Walrus

2,645

8

Black Rhinoceros

2,420

9

Saltwater Crocodile

1,700

10

Wild Asian Water Buffalo

1,684


 

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