Pregnancy Duration Not Dictated By Animal Size


Have you ever wondered why it takes so long to make an elephant? Why does it not take the same length of time to make a monkey as it does to make a human baby? If an animal is about the same size as another, especially if it shares many of the same characteristics, why is there such a vast time difference in gestation?
Scientists have often wondered the same thing. Recently, research has revealed some startling evidence that it is not the size of an animal that dictates how long the baby stays in there.


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