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If You Thought 9 Months Was Too Long To Be Preggo, You Have No Idea

I have never been and never will be a mother, but from what I can tell, carrying another human being inside of your own body for nine months is the most metal thing of all time.

But did you know that some animals are pregnant for even longer? Here are some of the longest gestation periods in the animal kingdom.

Manatees: 13 months

Llamas: 12 months

Camels: 14 months

Dolphins: 12 months

Zebras: 12 months

Horses: 11 months

Giraffes: 15 months

Velvet worms: 12 months

Tapirs: 13 months

Black rhinos: 17 months

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Orcas: 16 months

Blue whales: 12 months

Donkeys: 14 months

Walruses: 15 months

Narwhals: 16 months

Elephants: 22 months

Frilled sharks: 42 months

Alpine salamanders: 2 years

What is a salamander’s baby doing in there that it takes two whole years to grow? Can you imagine all of the weird cravings that salamander mothers develop after two years of pregnancy? Here’s to you, ladies. You’re all tough as nails.

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