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Mammalian gestation time



Mammals: gestation time varies from species to species

Introduction

Mammalian gestation time varies from species to species. It lasts long enough for the fetus to develop until it is ready for birth. Below is, as an example, the average gestation time (gestational period) of various mammalian species.

Species and average gestation time

Male - 270 days (9 months)

Whale - 365 to 545 days

Goat - 150 days

Dog - 63 days

Camel - 405 days

Horse - 330 days

Rabbit - 30 days

Indian Elephant - 625 days

Cat - 63 days

Giraffe - 425 days

Hippo - 240 days

Lion - 100 days

Leopard - 97 days

Wolf - 63 days

Monkey - 165 days

Pig - 111 days

Fox - 52 days

Mouse - 19 days

Rhino - 561 days

Tiger - 105 days

Polar bear - 240 days

Cow - 285 days

Deer - 200 days

Zebra - 365 days

Indian Elephant: 625-day gestation (one of the largest gestational periods in the Animal Kingdom).