Elephant Circulatory System2015
By Amelia Meyer
The circulatory system of the elephant is not significantly different from that of other mammals, including us as humans. In fact, it is set apart mainly by the fact that the components of the system are so much larger than those of any other land animal. The heart of an African Elephant bull can weigh up to 28kg alone.
While this is sizeable, it is in perfect proportion to the size of the animal's body. This heart beats much slower than that of humans, but pumps harder with each pump lasting for slightly longer than most mammals.