TOP 10 ANIMALS WITH THE LONGEST PREGNANT BEARING TIME

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Top 10 Animals With Longest Wear

It remains a miracle: the development and birth of a baby. Or an animal. Where most women are pregnant nine months already find a proper task – and that’s the case – some animal species have a much longer bearing time.

10. Tapir

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If you have to mention two animal species – where the tapir looks the most – then you will find a cross between a pig and an anteater. But if you know what the wear time is of a tapir, then it appears that this animal is closely related to the horse. And to a rhinoceros! Thus, a tapiral calf is born after 13 months of gestation. In order to protect themselves from enemies, the calf is naturally equipped with camouflage strips. After a few months – if the tapir can better repay – those colors disappear.

TOP 10 ANIMALS WITH THE LONGEST PREGNANT TIME

9. Donkey

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Remarkably to donkeys is that the bearing time of female animals varies from one year to 14 months.How that can First of all, the wearing time differs by type of donkey. In fact, the living environment is very important for the delivery time. Moreover, within one continent, there are different living conditions that affect bearing time. In addition, the period of the year – in which the donkey must give birth – determines the time spent. It is longer if the animal is to be delivered in spring.

8. Giraffe

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Giraffes also vary considerably: there are females who, after 400 days of gestation, are given birth.Others are on the way for 460 days. Incidentally, the birth of a giraffe involves additional risks. Not only does the young survive a proper fall, there is also the chance that lions and other enemies will be at the bottom of the birth canal. A female giraffe is standing still! The longer the gestation time, the bigger the giraffe boy. One the greater the chance that the animal survives this highly risky adventure.

7. Velvetworm

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In this list the velvet worm is a striking appearance. Where most animals – with a long bearing time – are relatively large, that can not be said about the velvetworm. By the way, the name is misleading: a velvet worm is not a worm. And also not made of velvet. If you look at the animal with a magnifying glass, you will find hair on its body. Either way, the wearing time of a velvetworm is about 15 months

6. Rhino

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TOP 10 ANIMALS WITH THE LONGEST PREGNANT TIME

Worldwide there are five different types of rhinos. All species are threatened with extinction . The trade in products that can be made from the horn is the main reason for this. Also the relatively long bearing time – averaged 450 days – is a cause of the low number of rhinoceros. Additionally, a rhinoceros per pregnancy only carries one young. A nose throat is almost never before! It is also remarkable that rhinoceros reproduce only every three years. Other animals provide offspring every year.

5. Walrus

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Compared with other mammals living in the water, walruses have the longest wearing time. It takes 15 to 16 months before the young is born. That’s more than three and a half months longer than the life of a sea lion. What is believed is that the walrus has an extended life span: the egg is kept sleeping for the first four to five months after fertilization. During that period, the cell does not develop. After that, the actual delivery time begins. Just like the rhinoceros, only one walrus boy is born at the same time. The young can swim right away. Still, it allows to move between his mother’s forehead.

TOP 10 ANIMALS WITH THE LONGEST PREGNANT TIME

4. Whale and dolphin

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Whales and dolphins are counted as cetaceans. These animals are known as particularly intelligent, social and peace-loving. That’s why they take a lot of time for reproductive work. Whales and dolphins go very carefully! That also means a relatively long bearing time. Moreover, that weather differs from animal to animal. Thus, hurricanes – family of the dolphins know – has a bearing time of about 17 months. Pigs continue for another two months: they carry their boy for 19 months.

3. Elephant

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If you know that elephants are pregnant for almost two years, the phrase ‘elephant force’ will definitely be meaningful! This long bearing time is explained by the fact that the elephant is a big and intelligent animal. The development time just takes longer. The brains of a newly born elephant are well developed. Thus they are almost immediately able to feed themselves with their slurf. They also understand the complicated social order within a herd. The reason has been clear for some time now.About the how – the biological process – has become more apparent recently. Research has shown that female elephants release a certain hormone through temporary glands on their ovaries, allowing the young to stay in the womb for nearly two years.

2. Black alpine alamander

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The black alpine alamander has a bearing time of two to three years. The exact delivery time depends on the height: the higher in the central and eastern Alps – the habitat of this salamander species – the longer the time spent. But then two are born immediately. By pregnancy, the black alpine alamander is wearing two boys at the same time. At birth, the boy has no gills anymore. They are already fully developed.

1. Shark

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A shark is known to produce a small number of well-developed boys. So not a large number of boys, which are less well-developed. Quality above quantity! This development, however, means a relatively long bearing time. Then you have to think about three and a half years. Otherwise, the length of time depends on shark type. This also applies to the way in which the female animals deal with their eggs.Although most sharks hold the eggs in the stomach, there are also sharks that hide the eggs between the aquatic plants. In the first case, the young sharks are born from the female’s belly. In the second case, the eggs come out between the plants.

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