The elephant is the earth’s largest land animal. Asian (also known as Indian) elephants are found in Southeast Asia, and can be distinguished by their arched back which is slightly taller than their shoulders or rump. African elephants (which live in Africa, south of the Sahara desert) are the largest. The heaviest elephant ever weighed, an African bull, was more than 14,500 pounds. The remainder of our cyber-tour will be conducted on elephant back.