Reproduction is one of the important biological factors that ensure the continuity of life. As it stands, there are millions of species of animals in the World today with their unique ways of reproduction.
However, this article will be assessing the animals that carry their pregnancies longest in the World. I hope you find the article educating and interesting.
Elephants are the largest land animals in the World, and according to BBC Earth, these animals carry their pregnancies for an average duration of 22 months, making them the animals with the longest gestation period in the World. The reason for this is that their offsprings grow slowly in the womb, and the large size of the offspring also contributes to this long gestation period.
These animals are characterized with their one or two noses, which are located on the upper surface of their about. According to the International Rhino Foundation, these animals carry their pregnancies between 15 and 16 months.
Walrus are animals usually found in the Northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. They have long tusks and their young ones typically have a dark brown body colour, according to Oceanwide Expeditions. These animals, according to Oceanwide Expeditions, carry their pregnancies for an average duration of 15 months.
These animals are easily identified with their long legs, projection nose and mouth with their humps. There are two types of camels you should know, the one with one hump on the back which is called the DROMEDARY camel and the one with two humps, which is known as the BACTRIAN camel, according to Live Science.
The camels, according to Live Science, carry their pregnancies between 12 and 14 months.
These intensely social animals produce just one offspring per each birth, and these offsprings usually stay with its mother for some years before becoming independent. According to Science Direct, dolphins carry their pregnancies for 376 days, which is about 12 to 13 months.
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