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Perhaps one of the world’s most iconic animals, the African elephant is the largest living land mammal, with the largest recorded individual reaching a massive 12 feet tall at the shoulder and weighing an impressive twenty thousand pounds. 96 elephants are poached each day to fuel the trade in ivory; the Kansas City Zoo is partnered with 96elephants.org to help bring an end to the decimation of these incredible animals. You can find our seven elephants near the gateway to Africa.