Gestation


Definition of Gestation

From the elephant glossary Section: endocrinology


African elephant with fetus in Uterus. From Obstetrics in elephants
African elephant with fetus in Uterus. From Obstetrics in elephants
Asian elephant with fetus in Uterus. From Obstetrics in elephants
Asian elephant with fetus in Uterus. From Obstetrics in elephants



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Records about Gestation from the Gajah Glossary at https://www.asesg.org/PDFfiles/Gajah/23-01-Glossary.pdf Gestation period: [see also: Pregnancy] (Moss 1983: 180; Buss 1990:37; Estes 1991:265) Period between conception and birth of a calf; usually glven as 22 months. At Amboseli, Kenya, the mean gestation period was 656+4 days. Twinning occurs in less than 17% of births; Laurs (1969:205) found twins in 3 out of 222 pregnancies, whereas Moss (2001:150) found only one instance :-r:'1192 births.


M. Philip Kahl and Charles Santiapillai, Gajah Elephant Glossary, Gajah nr 23 (2004), Journal for Asian Elephant Specialist Group


Reference list Koehl, Dan, (2024). Gestation. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/index.php?id=93. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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