I am glad I am not an elephant!

Although it feels like I have been pregnant FOREVER, I sure am glad that I am not some of these animals...

AnimalGestation Period
(days)
AnimalGestation Period
(days)
Camel406Hyena110
Cat62Kangaroo40
Cow280Lion108
Chimpanzee237Mink50
Dog62Monkey, rhesus164
Dolphin276Mouse21
Elephant, African640Opposum13
Ferret42Orangutan245-275
Fox52Pig113
Giraffe395-425Rabbit32
Goat151Rat21
Guinea pig68Reindeer215-245
Hamster16Seal, northern fur350
Hedgehog35-40Sheep148
Horse337Skunk62
Human266Squirrel, grey44

Can you believe it? I have already been pregnant for 265 days (one more to go - according to my due date calculator), but an elephant is pregnant for 640 days!


I definitely have a new found respect for mama elephants!


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