Elephants have the longest gestation period of any living mammal.
What is the longest gestation period?
Elephant Pregnancy Elephants have a maximum gestation period of 23 months and boast the longest gestation period of any terrestrial animal. They also boast big babies: newborn elephants weigh about 230 pounds (105 kilograms). in May. 2012
Are elephants pregnant for 3 years?
Considering that elephants give birth about every 4 years and pregnancy can last about 2 years, that is a considerable amount. Elephants can live for 60 to 70 years, but usually there are only 4 to 5 elephant babies. Still, it is still most of their life spent on pregnancy.
What is the longest gestation period for sharks?
104 weeks. Some shark species, like mammals, carry juveniles in the womb. Spiny dogfish can be pregnant for up to 24 months, making them the longest gestational period of any vertebrate.