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7 Animals with the Longest Gestational Period, Number 1 to 3.5 Years


KOMPAS.com – Mother’s period of pregnancy is 9 months. It turns out that many animals carry their children longer than humans, even more than a year. This is a list of animals with the longest gestation period in the world.

There are three types of sharks that have a very long gestation period. First is dogfish shark pregnant for 2 years. Second is basking shark whose gestation period is 3 years.

The third oldest is frilled shark whose gestation period is 3.5 years. This baby shark develops very slowly. This baby shark only grows 1.4 centimeters every month.

Black alpine salamander is an amphibian animal that lives in the central and eastern Alps. This animal will give birth after being pregnant for 2 years.

Elephants are animals with a gestation period of 23 months. The very long pregnancy of an elephant is not only due to reaching a very large baby weight, which is 104 kilograms. But also to build the intelligence of elephants, because elephants are one of the most intelligent animals.

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Whales actually have different gestation periods. However, orca or killer whales and sperm whales have the longest gestation period. Orca whales are 17 months pregnant, while sperm whales are 19 months pregnant.

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The animal with the fifth longest gestation is the walrus. Walruses are pregnant for 15 to 16 months. While similar animals, namely seals and sea lions have a shorter gestation period, which is only 7 months.

6. Rhino

Not only is it difficult to reproduce, the rhino’s gestation period is also very long. The gestation period for rhinos is 15 to 18 months. The difficulty of the body to reproduce makes the rhino population continue to decline. As many as three out of five rhino species are currently on the verge of extinction.

7. Donkey

Donkeys generally have a pregnancy for 1 year. However, some pregnancies can last up to 14 months.

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