The-Gestation-Period-For-Animals
13 Sep

The gestation period for every animal differs and is entirely fascinating to know that some animals give birth within a few days while some take really long months to give birth to a baby.  Some clock within months while some take more than a year. This difference really makes the animal kingdom gestation period a pretty interesting topic to talk about.

The longest duration for pregnancy in the animal kingdom belongs to the Elephants; they have to wait for a really long time to see their little baby developing well. It takes about 640-660 Days. This means that the period of pregnancy is longest than the human ones as well.

All the domestic pet animals are it cat, dogs, rabbits hardly take few days less than 2 months to deliver a baby. This makes the reproduction system of these animals quite repetitive. In fact, pet animals have the tendency to give birth to more than 4 or 5 babies at a time.

Here are few of the animals mentioned along with the days they need for gestation period:

  1. Baboon- 187
  2. Bear- 241
  3. Bison- 217
  4. Camel – 360 to 420
  5. Cat- 58 to 67
  6. Chimpanzee- 230 to 250
  7. Cow- 279 to 292
  8. Deer – 201
  9. Dog- 58 to 65
  10. Donkey- 365
  11. Elephant- 790 to 795
  12. Fox- 52
  13. Giraffe- 420 to 450
  14. Goat -145 to 155
  15. Gorilla- 255 to 260
  16. Hamster- 16 to 23
  17. Hippopotamus- 225 to 250
  18. Horse- 330 to 342
  19. Kangaroo- 42
  20. Leopard- 92 to 95
  21. Lion- 108
  22. Porcupine- 210
  23. Rabbit- 28 to 35
  24. Raccoon- 63
  25. Seal- 330
  26. Sheep (domestic)- 144 to 151
  27. Squirrel – 40
  28. Tiger- 105 to 113
  29. Whale 480 to 590
  30. Wolf- 60 to 68
  31. Wombat- 26 to 28
  32. Zebra (Grant’s)- 361 to 390

If talking about the least gestation period for animals, rats rank in the list because they probably take about 20 to 25 days hardly to let the baby rat out to see the world. That’s the reason you see to many rats roaming around because they just need a really little time.

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