What is the Second Biggest Land Mammal in The World After the Elephant Which is the Biggest?

Many experts in the scientific community disagree on whether the second biggest animal is the white rhinoceros or the hippopotamus.

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Since the debate rages on, we’ll throw in our two cents.

On average, the rhinoceros measures taller than the hippo, making it the second largest land animal by height.

However, on average, the hippopotamus weighs more, making it the second largest land animal by weight. Hopefully that clears up any confusion.

Number two is never better than number one.

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