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One species of African elephant, the bush elephant, is the largest living terrestrial animal, while the forest elephant is the third-largest. Their thickset bodies rest on stocky legs, and they have concave backs. Their large ears enable heat loss. The upper lip and nose form a trunk. The trunk acts as a fifth limb, a sound amplifier, and an important method of touch. African elephants' trunks end in two opposing lips, whereas the Asian elephant trunk ends in a single lip. In L. africana, males stand 3. 2–4. 0 m (10. 5–13. 1 ft) tall at the shoulder and weigh 4,700–6,048 kg (10,362–13,334 lb), while females stand 2. 2–2. 6 m (7. 2–8. 5 ft) tall and weigh 2,160–3,232 kg (4,762–7,125 lb); L. cyclotis is smaller with male shoulder heights of up to 2. 5 m (8. 2 ft). The largest recorded individual stood 3. 96 m (13. 0 ft) at the shoulder and weighed 10. 4 tonnes (10. 2 long tons; 11. 5 short tons). The tallest recorded individual stood 4. 21 m (13. 8 ft) at the shoulder and weighed 8 tonnes (7. 9 long tons; 8. 8 short tons).