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African elephant males are supposed to be aggressive, hormonal and antisocial. But it turns out they have friendships and can act as leaders.

Elephants are mammals of the family Elephantidae and the largest existing land animals. Adult bulls mostly interact with family groups when looking for a mate. .. Male Asian elephants are usually about – cm (8 ft 7 in–9 ft 6 in) tall at the shoulder and – t (– short tons) whereas females are – cm .

The African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), also known as the African savanna elephant, . On average, males are about m ( ft) tall at the shoulder and 6 t ( short tons) in weight, while females are . Observations of adult African bush elephant bulls in Amboseli National Park revealed that they experience a.

A male elephant can grow up to 4 metres in height and weigh up to 7 tonnes; . At night, the adults form a circle around the calves to protect them from danger.