Quiz: Can You Guess the Gestation Period of These Animals?
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Can You Guess the Gestation Period of These Animals?
By: Olivia C
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About This Quiz

Do you think you can guess which kinds of animal species carry their babies for the most days or months? How about those who carry them for the shortest amount of time? This is an intriguing and interesting thing to fathom, isn't it? That's why we created a fun quiz to show you some of these interesting facts from the animal kingdom.

To expound on the concept, gestation period means the length that an animal carries its fetus inside of it. Once the creature is fertilized, the gestation period begins, and the fetus develops. Some develop faster than the others. It often depends on their size and structure as a species.

We know - and we hope - that humans all know our regular gestation period. Just check with any parents you may know! But you will be surprised to learn that there are many kinds of animals who can have longer gestation period for their young, and then there are also those who can just carry their young for such a very short time. You'll be amazed to find out which is which.

So, are you ready to test this knowledge with us? Then come and get this quiz, now!

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What is the gestation period for us humans?
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Elephants probably have the longest gestation period. How long do you think it is?
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The opossum probably has the shortest with this number of days! How many can you guess?
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Dog lovers should know this! How many days before a pup is born?
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Cat lovers, your turn! How many days before a kitty comes out?
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Hamster owners don't have to wait long, for their pets' gestation period is how many days?
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The Energizer-level gestation period for rabbits counts how many days?
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Lions have to wait for cubs for how many days?
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Australians know that the kangaroo will yield their young at how many days?
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Gorillas have a gestation period of how long?
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Giraffes have a long gestation period at how many months?
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For a cow, how long 'til its young one comes out?
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The cute panda comes out after how many days?
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Gerbils moms have it easy! How many days does it take for them?
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Santa has to wait for how long before a new reindeer comes out?
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How about polar bears?
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Chipmunks pop out after how many days?
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Baboons swing out after how many months?
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I am a walrus... only after how many months?
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Rhinos can keep a pregnancy for how long?
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What is the gestation period for a porcupine?
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What about a black bear?
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Sharks are pregnant for a long time! How long do you think?
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A horse gives birth after how many months?
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Dolphins come out when?
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This beaver can eagerly come out when?
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Zebras can retain their pregnancy for how long?
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How about a chimpanzee?
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This anteater gives birth after how many days?
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Pop goes this weasel at how many months?
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Raccoons come out after how many days in gestation?
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And this Bengal tiger?
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The meerkat comes out after how many days?
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