Last Updated on February 19, 2022 by William S. Hatton

Most newborn African elephants weigh 90 – 120 kg. Elephant weight much more than the average human weight! As the heaviest long animal globally familiar, it is not surprising that elephants give to a large baby.

Like humans, baby elephants have long been dependent on their mothers. An elephant is called a calf, just like a baby cow. Their breast milk is full of calories, fats, and nutrients, which help the calf, gain much weight in its first year.

It isn’t easy to give accurate figures of the weight of a baby after six months or one year. But the ‘San Diego zoo estimates that baby increases elephants weigh 0.9 – 1.36 kg per day in their first year. With this, we can estimate the weight of a one-year-old elephant. 

What are elephants?

Elephant’s three living species are now recognized: 

  • The African bush elephant
  • The African forest elephant 
  • And the Asian elephant 

Distinctive features of all elephants include:

  • A long lycopodium called trunk.
  • Husks.
  • Teeth.
  • Large ear flaps.
  • Huge legs.
  • Tough but sensitive skin. 

Large ear flaps help maintain stable body temperature as well as communication. Tusks are derived from perforated teeth, both as weapons and as weapons and tools for moving and digging objects. Pillar-like legs carry their great weight.

African elephant weight

The African and American elephants are truly gentle giants. The African continent is home to two African elephants, both very different in their culture and appearance.

Male baby elephants weigh about 112 kg and 246 pounds. And female elephants weigh about 95 kg and 209 pounds.

Asian elephant weight

The Asian elephant is also known as the Asiatic. It was the only living species of the genus Elephants and extended throughout the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, India to the west, Nepal to the north, and Sumatra to the south.

Body and head length include trunk 5.5 to 6.5 meters and a tail of about 1.2 to 1.5 meters (3.8 -4.9 ft). Asian baby elephants weigh about 200 to 250 pounds and 90 – 113 kg. 


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1 year930-1395422-633

Adult male elephants:


Adult female elephants: 


How much does a three-month elephant weigh?

  • A three-month elephant weighs about 165 kg and 364 pounds.

How much does a six-month elephant weigh?

  • A six-month elephant weighs about 560to 840 pounds and 254 – 381 kg. 

How much does a one-year elephant weigh?

  • A one-year elephant weighs about 422 to 633 kg and 930 – 1395 pounds.

How much does a full-grown elephant weigh?

  • A full-grown elephant weighs about adult males 1800 to 6300 kg and 4000 – 14000 pounds (2 and 7 tons), and females elephant are 2700 to 3600 kg and 6000 – 8000 pounds (3 and 4 tons).  

Lastly, here are some fun facts about elephant

Elephants are highly intelligent animals, and an elephant brain can weigh up to 4 to 6 kg. A wonder that, an elephant never forgets.

Our elephant friends can collect more than 150 kg of dung every day. Elephants are very gentle animals.

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