How long do elephants carry their babies?



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    Elephants carry their young longer than any other mammal.  Baby elephants stay in their momma’s belly for a total of 20-22 months.  When the babies are finally born they are huge (duh), weighing in at a total of 150 to 230 pounds!  They then gain almost 30 pounds each week as they grow, drinking more than 20 pints of their mother’s milk each day. 

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    The gestation period of an elephant is about 22 months.  She then gives birth to a calf weighing about 250 lbs and standing over 2 feet tall.

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