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    Tipping in at 5,500 to 13,000 pounds

    Does "Tipping in at 5,500 to 13,000 pounds" mean "with a body weight up to 5,500 to 13,000 pounds"?

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    Tipping in at 5,500 to 13,000 pounds
    (~2,5005,900 kg), the Indian elephant loves sugar cane and other crops so much that it has become an agricultural pest, raiding and ruining gardens and rice paddies. As people continue to cultivate more and more land that once was elephant habitat, conflicts between farmers and elephants are bound to increase.

    - What do elephants eat in the wild?

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    Re: Tipping in at 5,500 to 13,000 pounds

    Yes, it's a variation on the phrase 'tipping the scales'.

    Without research, I can't answer your second question. Unfortunately, elephants are not indigenous to my area, continent, or even hemisphere, as much as I'd like them to be. I'd guess it would be mostly plants. However, I'm sure Google has plenty of detailed information about their food sources, but they apparently like sugar cane as well.
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    Re: Tipping in at 5,500 to 13,000 pounds

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Does "Tipping in at 5,500 to 13,000 pounds" mean "with a body weight up to 5,500 to 13,000 pounds"?
    ... ​between 5,500 and 13,000 pounds.

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    Re: Tipping in at 5,500 to 13,000 pounds

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    ... ​between 5,500 and 13,000 pounds.
    Or with a body weight of​ 5,500 to 13,000 pounds.
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    Re: Tipping in at 5,500 to 13,000 pounds

    It suggests that these elephants are heavy to me.

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