National Geographic : 1912 Aug
A LARGE BULL: ONE OF THE HERD OF 700 ELEPHANTS Height at shoulders, 11 feet 4 inches; circumference of front feet (sole), 77 inches and 77/ inches, the largest recorded. Right tusk (showing in picture) weighed Ino pounds; the left weighed 95 pounds, the lighter weight being due to slower growth because ofaninjury at the base of the tusk in early life, resulting also in a knotty rib along the entire length of the upper side oftusk. The oldest bulls arethose which have long been protected in large herds of aggressive cows and young animals. A number of cows did their best with trunks and tusks toget this fallen companion to his feet (see page 784).