Friday, December 13, 2013
Know that the elephant is the mammal with more time in pregnancy as it reaches 22 months ?
Here we have added an excerpt from a documentary about the gestation of the elephant : VIDEO
Females usually give birth to one calf every two or four years. They can start breeding at age 14 . As a curious fact , sometimes the tube pups suck, as children do with your thumb. The link established with the mother lasts long enough, and it is normal to observe a female offspring followed different ages.
Another remarkable fact is that the offspring are grouped , as in a nursery under the supervision of a female, while others feed .
The pups spend much of their time playing : splash in the water, chasing small animals , they fight each other with their trunks , and when they stop playing , lean against each other and doze . Adults need little sleep , and spend most of the time eating or visiting the points of water for drinking and bathing .