5 Extinct Elephants

Proboscidea has only three members today, but it used to have over forty. According to this one of the interesting facts about elephants, most of these lived until the end of the last glacial period, some 12,500 years ago. They were almost similar in size to today’s Asian Elephants. However, there were dwarf elephants, and then there were giant elephants reaching 4.5 meters in height and weighing in at 14 tons.

The largest elephant recorded was 4 m tall. Then there were mammoths, and the last one to go extinct in their race was the wooly mammoth.