Common questions

Some of the questions that we get asked the most is the gestation periods and how many young each animal gives birth to.

So today I am going to give you a list of some of the animals of the gestation and number of births per animal:

Animal: Gestation: Number of young:
Vervet monkey 5 ½ months 1
Baboon 6 months 1
Pangolin 4 ½ months 1
Porcupine 94 days 1 – 3
African Wild Dog 70 days 2 -21
Black backed jackal 60 days 1 – 6
Honey badger 6 months 1 – 4
Dwarf mongoose 63 days 2 – 3
Spotted hyena 90 days 1 – 2
Lion 110 days 1 – 4 (6)
Leopard 100 days 2 – 3
Cheetah 95 days 1 – 6
Elephants 22 months 1
White Rhino 16 months 1
Giraffe 15 months 1
Impala 7 months 1
Blue wildebeest 9 months 1
Waterbuck 9 months 1
Nyala 7 ½ moths 1
Kudu 9 months 1
Zebra 375 days 1

Stefan De Weerd – Kapama River Lodge
3/05/2013

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