Quiz Question: This African bush elephant is one of three recognized species of elephants. Which is the biggest?
The given options are as follows:
- Asian elephant
- African bush elephant
- African forest elephant
The correct answer is: African bush elephant
Fact: The African bush elephant is considered the biggest of the three, and therefore the largest land animal on Earth, weighing up to 13,000 pounds with a shoulder height of up to 13 feet. It is slightly larger than the Asian elephant, and considerably larger than the African forest elephant. The bush elephant is the most populous of the three species, numbering more than 300,000 (compared to about 100,000 forest elephants, and 50,000 Asian elephants). But like all elephant species, the bush elephant is still considered endangered as poaching continues to drive the population downward.