Question by  TejasWoman (300)

What is the size of an elephant's brain?

I heard an elephant has a small brain.


Answer by  Foodforthought (7)

Compared to the weight of an elephant, anywhere from 6,000 to 16,000 pounds, its brain is relatively small, weighing about 11 to 12 pounds. However, the elephant's brain is believed to be the largest brain of any animal. To put it in perspective, the human brain usually weighs one and a half to two pounds.


Answer by  Mark94 (127)

An elephants brain is the largest of all the land mammals. It weighs around 10 pounds compared to a humans which weighs approximately 3 pounds. Sorry, but you heard wrong.


Answer by  melissa23 (1002)

Elephants do not have a small brain, in fact they have one of the largest brains of any land animal. They are one of the world's most intelligent species. The avereage elephant brain weighs 11 pounds.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

An elephant's brain is the largest of all land mammals. But, compared to their massive body, it is small. The animal is considered highly intelligent.


Answer by  brett29 (467)

Elephants though they are huge their brains are small. Proportional to its body it has a very small brain, smaller then a human brain. Elephants are not smart animals, its brain is about the size of a basket ball maybe a little bigger but not much. I hope that helps.

Reply by jacsplanet (0):
I disagree. I have found elephants to be extremely intelligent, as well as smart. They have excellent memories, as well.  add a comment

Answer by  mnielsen01 (360)

Elephants do have the largest brain for all land mammals. It is located in the back of the skull. They are born with 35% of the mass of an adult brain. Also, they are one of the more intelligent animals.


Answer by  AvrilBey (474)

An elephant's brain is around 4 to 5 kilograms. Their brains are larger than humans, but the ratio of brain size to body size, is smaller than that of humans. Otherwise, elephants have the largest brains in the animal kingdom. Don't confuse this with intelligence, as they have an intelligence comparable to humans, orangutan, dolphin, and parrots.


Answer by  gorchuck (29)

On average it weighs about 4-5 kilograms, four times the size of a human brain. However, in relation to its body mass, elephants brains are considered "small".


Answer by  DesertRat (699)

Compared to what? Your brain weighs just under 3 pounds: an elephant's brain weights about four and a half pounds.

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