How long does it take for an elephant to give birth?

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According to [1], elephants have the longest gestation period of all mammals. Since elephants are the largest living and biggest-brained land animal in the world, there’s a lot of development for elephants to do in the womb.

The average gestation period of an elephant is about 640 to 660 days, or roughly 95 weeks. By comparison, a human pregnancy lasts an average of 280 days, or 40 weeks. Female elephants live for 60 to 70 years, but only have about four offspring throughout their lifetime.

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