African elephants are one of the largest animals that currently exist, and here 7 animals that are able to get bigger than them.
The steppe mammoth is the largest mammoth species to be discovered and is slightly bigger than an African elephant. This species lived around 1.8 to 200,000 million years ago and lived in the region of what is now northern Eurasia.
The spinosaurus was a large species that had a height of around 23 feet tall. This species lived in North Africa and inhabited the earth around 100 to 90 million years ago. Spinosaurus was also extremely heavy and weighed between 26,000 to 31,000 lbs. Spinosaurus was the largest known carnivorous dinosaur to exist on earth.
Palaeophis is a genus of ancient sea snakes that lived in the Eocene epoch around 56 to 33.9 million years ago. Around 3 species lived in this genus, and the largest of them all was Palaeophis colossaeus. This sea snake grew up to 40 feet long, and it is the biggest known snake.
The Argentinosaurus is one of the largest dinosaurs ever to exist, and it is also one of the largest known animals to ever walk the earth. Argentinosaurus grew to be 70 feet tall, which is roughly the size of a six-story building. In total, their body was around 98 to 115 feet long. Estimated to weigh around 110,000 to 220,000 lbs, they are also one of the heaviest land animals.