Luteal development and pregnancy in elephants
Why is the gestation so enormously long, and how is it maintained in the elephant cow over a nearly two-year period? In the current issue of the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers of the IZW use ultrasound and hormone ...
A trunk-to-tail quiz about elephants
... were the second and third elephants born at the Fort Worth Zoo in its 105-year history. Who was the first? a. Bluebonnet b. Daisy c. Groucho d. Barney 2. About how long is a typical elephant pregnancy? a. 9 months b. 17 months c. 22 months d. 24 months 3.
At 22 months, elephants have the longest gestation period on earth
In this case, the ovary has an average of 5.4 (multiple) yellow bodies in the elephant and a 12-16 week oestrous cycle ... which to maintain the uterus lining for all stages of the long pregnancy. The only other known method of supplying the hormone ...
What's shrimp got to do with it?
... farm using this technology has the gestation time of an elephant,” he said, adding that one should be in operation by this year or next. I wasn’t sure just how long a gestation period was for an elephant so I did some Googling. My hunch that ...
Researchers solve mystery of long elephant pregnancy
To find all this out the research team studied fifteen female Asian and two African elephants over a five year period in zoos around the world, employing ultrasounds, rectal thermometers and taking blood samples. They suspect the long gestation period ...