Caring for elephants requires a periodic check of their weight. Here’s our beloved Laxmi stepping up to the scale with confidence. In our “guess Laxmi’s weight” sweepstakes last week, the hundreds of responses you submitted ranged from the petite (352 pounds) to the portly (23,000 pounds). But you can see the actual results for yourself here — 4,530 kilograms (kg), or about 10,000 pounds. Without further ado, here’s Laxmi hitting the scale!












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