African Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth today, weighing between 2 and 7 tons. They are distinguished from Indian Elephants by their larger ears, greater size, and the fingerlike feature at the end of their trunks. History: The first known proboscidean appeared in Africa around 60 million years ago, just a blink of the eye after dinosaurs went extinct. It stood only 3 feet tall at the shoulders and had a short trunk. The best known descendants are the giants Wooly Mammoth and Mastodon, beasts of the ice age. Scientific Name: Loxodonta africana. Characteristics: Even these tiny Elephant figures reveal the grace and power of the noble creatures. They could be part of an Africa-themed gathering or art project, decorations for an elephant-themed party, or as educational toys in a unit on conservation or African animals. Size: These mini Elephant figures are about the size of a large cherry, around an inch in length. All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.