The Top 7 Animals With The Shortest Gestation Periods

The top 7 animals with the shortest gestation periods

Opossums opossums have one of the shortest gestation periods among mammals their pregnancy only lasts about 12 to 13 days

Mice mice reproduce rapidly and their gestation period is incredibly short averaging around 19 to 21 days

Gerbils gerbils have a gestation period of about 24 to 26 days making them one of the animals with a relatively short pregnancy

Hamsters hamsters also have a brief gestation period typically lasting about 16 days

Rats similar to mice rats have a short gestation period usually around 21 to 23 days

Shrews shrews are tiny insecteating mammals with a gestation period of around 24 to 25 days

Dolphins among marine mammals dolphins have a relatively short gestation period of about 11 to 12 months depending on the species

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