An elephant is the largest land animal on Earth. These colossal creatures can weigh up to 6 tons and stand as tall as 5 meters (16 feet) when fully grown depending on the type of elephant.
An adult elephant’s strength and weight are impressive, but how much can an elephant lift? They have been known to uproot trees, break fences, and even break steel chains with their trunk or tusks.
The trunk’s muscle and strength make elephants capable of lifting up to 660-700 pounds (270-320 kg) with their trunk.
To find out how much weight an elephant can lift, we’ll explore their anatomy, their strength and weight in comparison to humans, and some examples of how much they can lift in real life.