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In the elephant world, females are generally ready to become a mum at around 15-16 years old and can give birth to as many as 12 calves throughout the course of their lives. Whilst we consider the human gestation period to be lengthy, at a mere 9 months, be thankful you are not an elephant! The average gestation period for a female elephant is a whopping 22 months. That’s a long time!
Info source URL: https://www.elephantsforafrica.org/elephant-facts/
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Photo capture date & Location: 2017-09 En-route to Lower Sabie

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