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    • Moving cheaply: energetics of walking in the african elephant 

      Langman, TJ; Roberts, J; Maloiy, GMO; Heglund, NC; Weber, JM; Kram, R; Taylor, CR (Institute of Animal Physiology and Biotechnology ResearchDepartment of Biology, Louisiana State UniversityDepartment of Biology, University of Ottawa, 1995)
      Large animals have a much better fuel economy than small ones, both when they rest and when they run. At rest, each gram of tissue of the largest land animal, the African elephant, consumes metabolic energy at 1/20 the ...