Question: How many shots does it take to bring down an elephant?
Answer: Either One, or lots.
In CT the animal creation process is flexible and simple enough to allow a Referee to create new creatures on the fly. The table scales from 1 kg (rats, rabbits) to 44,000 kg (dinosaurs, dragons, whales).
- A 6,000 kg creature (e.g. a forest elephant) has 9D/4D hit dice. Average 32/14, max 54/24
- A 12,000 kg creature (e.g. an African bush elephant) has 10D/5D hit dice. Average 35/18, max 60/30
This is an elephant to scale with humans, for comparison.
Problem is, it is astonishingly unlikely that a Referee will roll up 'max hit points' with random rolling, at these levels.