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 ...
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 ...
How long do mammals stay pregnant?
What mammal stays pregnant the longest? Not surprisingly, it's the elephant, who has a gestation period of 630-660 days, or 22 months. That's more than twice as long as us humans stay pregnant! An elephant can first get pregnant as young as 13 years of age.
How to Apply an Evolutionary Hypothesis about Gestation to Your Pregnancy
Notice how fetal energy demands increase exponentially as the end of a normal human gestation period approaches ... variation in body size across mammals to explain why Fred the elephant is 9 cm taller than Frank the elephant. That’s a challenge.
How an African Elephant Comes Together
There’s good reason for mammalian inflation to take so long. Living large requires a series ... By the time the fetal elephant is about a third of the way through the gestation period, ninety percent of the skeletal elements have at least started to ...