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Pygmy Elephant Size

The pygmy elephant (Palaeoloxodon falconeri) is closely related to the modern Asian elephant. This island-bound elephant was an example of insular dwarfism. It was only about 96.5 cm (3 ft 2.0 in) in shoulder height and weighed about 305 kilograms (672 lb).   

Fossils have been found in Italy and Malta (Europe).

Reference :

Based on the skeletal reconstruction by Asier Larramendi.…

Larramendi, A. 201X. Shoulder height, body mass and shape of proboscideans. Acta. Palaeontologica Polonica XX (X): xxx–xxx.…
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I would love to see this animal being brought back from extinction. Would you want that species of pygmy elephant as a pet (either in house or backyard)? :)