You were surprised by our previous list on animal pregnancy facts? Well, those weren’t very surprising actually. Here is another round of animal pregnancy facts to make your jaws drop! Consider yourself to be lucky to be born as human. Imagine what would have happened if your baby came out by eating your belly from inside out or what would have happened if your baby tore off your skin to come out? What if you baby ate you alive right after birth? You are lucky, right? So, lets go in for some surprises and learn these 20 jaw-dropping animal pregnancy facts.
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1. A female oyster gives birth to 100 million young oysters in her lifetime! Hen produces around 19 dozen eggs a year, one female cat is responsible for giving birth to 20,736 kittens in 4 years.
2. Calves of mighty blue whale nurse for only 6 to 8 months but during that nursing period they consume 150 gallons of milk every day! Human baby consumes a little over or around 3 cups of mother’s milk a day.
3. Duck billed platypus is the only mammal which produces eggs but not young ones. It doesn’t even have nipples; the milk comes out from their skin just like how sweat appears!
4. Dolphins nurse their young ones for 18-24 months. The young dolphin curls its tongue to make it like a straw and then inserts it into mammillary slits and drink milk. They do it this way just to make sure that they don’t drink salt water. Baby dolphins are voracious drinkers for the first few months, they need milk 4 times an hour.
5. Female aphids are born pregnant!
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6. Suriname toads’ tale is different altogether! When the 12-hour mating is going on the male not only fertilizes the eggs but puts those eggs in holes which are present on the female’s back. After few days, the skin grows and after 4 months (gestation period) when it is time for hatching they come out of the egg and mom’s skin by tearing them apart!
7. Horses have amazing power. We can ride female horses even when they are pregnant! They can be ridden till it is time for delivery.
8. Leopard seals dig a hole in ice and conceive there! They have a gestation period of 9 months.
9. The zebra foal gets on his own legs moments after he is born.
10. When a lioness conceives, all the females in the pride nurse the baby like their own.