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Wonderful God! See how long the pregnancies of these animals take

ANIMALS GESTATION PERIODS

One thing a female African elephant can never forget is her pregnancy, a nearly two-year vigil. By contrast, the human female takes roughly 270 days to bring her infant from conception to normal live birth.

All in all, that is respectable gestation period for a sizeable mammal, but it cannot compare with the 645 the average Asian elephant puts into the process, or the 480 days the also portly White Rhino puts in.

Animal psychologists are yet to determine whether post-partum depression lasts a comparable time for these beasts. 

SpeciesGestation Period (days)
African Elephant660
Asian Elephant645
White Rhinoceros480
Black Rhinoceros450
Giraffe425
Bactrian Camel406
Ass365
Grant’s Zebra365
California Sea Lion350
Horse330

Source: Walker’s Mammals of the World, 5th Edition

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