Since most of my blog is geared towards being a mom this week we will be learning about Animal Mommies!
Elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom at 22 months.
Whale Calves nurse for 7 to 8 months and are weaned when they reach 52 feet (16 m) in length. At that time they weigh about 23 tons (20,900 kg). During the nursing period, calves consume 100 gallons of the fat-rich mother’s milk each day.
Male seahorses can actually give birth to offspring.
Kangaroos have two wombs.
Giraffes are born with the mother standing up, on the lookout for predators. That means a long drop of 5 to 7 feet to the ground — long enough to break the baby’s umbilical cord.
Have a Wonderful Weekend!