Those poor elephants stay pregnant for 600+ days!!!
Can you imaging being pregnant for almost 2 years? Holy Moly!!
Human pregnancy is 280 days. (approx of course)
Mice have it easy, they only stay preggo for 19 days.
Some other baby baking times:
Kangaroos – 42 days
Beavers – 122 days (I didn’t expect it to be so long!)
Whales – 490 days (Now, how is a big ol whale pregnant for less time than that poor elephant?)
Cats/Dogs – 62/65 days
Cows – 283 days (they’re closest to humans…then come buffalos at 285 days)
Did you know this? Did any of these surprise you?
I feel sorry for elephants now, and shocked at beavers.
Those poor elephants must want to kill somebody. I know women with their measly 280 days are ready to get that baby out by the end…but 600? Jeeeez.
Sidebar: have you read or seen Water for Elephants? I LOVE that book, haven’t gotten myself up to seeing the flick yet though. Was it good?