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Elephant Images: The Biggest Beasts on Land

World's Cutest Baby Wild Animals

baby Asain elephant

(Image credit: Houston Zoo)

Even newborn elephants are still some of the animal world's heftiest creatures. This baby Asian elephant, named Baylor, was born weighing 348 pounds (158 kilograms) in May 2010 at the Houston Zoo. Mom Shanti endured a pregnancy lasting almost 23 months. About two hours after birth the calf was able to stand on his own.

'African Elephant' Actually Two Separate Species

(Image credit: A. Schaefer.)

The savanna elephant weighs between 6 and 7 tons, roughly double the weight of the forest elephant.