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Gestation Periods Of Some Mammals.

Gestation period is the period between from the time of conception and the time of birth.

In human, the normal gestation period is 280 days or 40 weeks or 9 months. In animal kingdom, gestation periods differ. Below are some pregnancy periods of some mammals.

1. Donkey

A donkey has a gestation period of 365 days, that is a year. If a donkey conceives on 1st January 2020, it will give birth at the end of December 2020.

2. An elephant

Averagely, the gestation period of an elephant is 660 days. That is 95 weeks or 22 months.

3. Cow

Cow has same pregnancy period as human. It's gestation period is 280 days or 40 weeks or 9 months.

4. Chimpanzee

It also carries young ones for 243 days averagely, making about 35 weeks or 8 months.

5. Dog

This domestic animal has average gestation period of 62 days or 2 months.

6. Fox

A fox carries its baby in the womb for 52 days averagely.

7. Gorilla

Gorilla has a average gestation period of 257 days or 37 weeks or 8.5 months.

8. Giraffe

This is one of the mammals with highest height. Averagely, it has a gestation period of 430 days/ 14-15 months.

9. Goat

This is a domestic mammal. It is one the most stubborn animals in the house. Averagely, it also has a gestation period of 150 days or 21 weeks or 5 months.

10. Pig (Domestic)

A domestic pig carries the young one for 113 days, which is approximately 16 weeks.

11. Hippopotamus

It mostly lives in water and has average gestation period of 8 months or 257 days.

12. Lion

This is one of the wild and carnivorous mammals in the bush. The period between it conception and birth is 110 days.

13. Leopard

This is another carnivorous animal in the bush but uses 93 days or 13-14 weeks to give birth.

14. Kangaroo

Its average gestation period is 42 days or 6 weeks.

15. Manatees

They live in water and it's not easy to recognise their pregnancy by simply looking at it. It carries it young ones for 13 month. They are mostly known as sea cow.

16. Camel

These long-legged and humped back animals have gestation period of 13-15 months, averagely 422 days.

17. Walruses

This is a marine mammal. It has a gestation period of 15-16 months.

18. Black Rhinoceros

It uses 15-16 months as a period of its gestation time.

19. Rat

They are found in bush and have pregnancy period of 31 days. That is 1 month.

20. Tiger

The tiger also have the pregnancy period of 109 days averagely or 3.5 months.21. Mouse

This is one of the stubborn animals we always find in our rooms. They will enter your room without your permission. They also have gestation period of 21 days or 3 weeks.22. Horse

The fetal development in its womb take a period of 11-12 months.23. Opossum

Opossum is one of the mammals with shortest gestation periods. It has gestation period of 12 days.24. Sheep

Sheep is known to be the opposite of goat because of it calmness. Its average gestation period is known to be 152 days. 25. Cat

It is one of the friendly mammals in our homes and they carry their pregnancies for 63 days or 2 months.26. Squirrel

It's always found in the bush and has average gestation period of 44 days.27. Hare

It carries its baby in the stomach for 42 days.

28. Antelope

Its average gestation period is 171 days or 24 weeks.

29. Grass-cutter

They live in bush and have gestation period of averagely 153 days or 22 weeks or 5 months.

Content created and supplied by: Aleksis (via Opera News )

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