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Gestation Periods
South American Camelids
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Mammals

Gestation periods (days)

Hamster Click to show or hide the answer
Domestic white mouse Click to show or hide the answer
Field mouse Click to show or hide the answer
Domestic rabbit Click to show or hide the answer
Kangaroo Click to show or hide the answer
Domestic dog Click to show or hide the answer
Domestic cat Click to show or hide the answer
Domestic sheep Click to show or hide the answer
Cow Click to show or hide the answer
Human Click to show or hide the answer
Horse Click to show or hide the answer
Sperm whale Click to show or hide the answer
Elephant (African) Click to show or hide the answer
Elephant (Asian) Click to show or hide the answer

South American Camelids

Domesticated

(These two belong more properly in Domesticated Animals, but I've put them here for clarity and for comparison with their wild relatives.)

Largest – up to 5' 9" tall, up to 200 kg (440 lb); widely used as a meat and pack animal since Pre–Columbian times Click to show or hide the answer
Smaller than a llama – up to 39" tall, 84 kg (185 lb) in weight; bred for its wool (which is softer and warmer than sheep's) and its meat Click to show or hide the answer

Wild

Up to 4 feet tall and 140 kg (310 lb) in weight; mostly light brown in colour, with a grey face Click to show or hide the answer
The wild ancestor of the alpaca; valued since Inca times for its fine, soft wool Click to show or hide the answer

Other

South African burrowing mammal, related to the hyena Click to show or hide the answer
Vampire bats occur naturally in Click to show or hide the answer
Principle diet of the aardvark Click to show or hide the answer
Always produces four identical young; used in study of leprosy, being one of the few known species other than man that can catch it systematically Click to show or hide the answer
Camel with two humps Click to show or hide the answer
Sub–orders of whales: toothed whales (sperm whales, dolphins, porpoises etc.) and Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Monkey that lives on the rock of Gibraltar (introduced from Morocco, probably by the Moors as pets – some time between 700 and 1500 AD) Click to show or hide the answer
The thick layer of vascularized adipose tissue (fat with blood vessels) found under the skin of all marine mammals Click to show or hide the answer
Colour of a giraffe's tongue Click to show or hide the answer
One of the largest species of antelope – characterised by its striking reddish–brown coat, black and white markings, yellow–white stripes, and long, slightly spiralled horns; shares its name with a type of drum, particularly associated with Cuba but probably African in origin Click to show or hide the answer
Primate, formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee Click to show or hide the answer
Traditional name for a fox's tail Click to show or hide the answer
North American name for the reindeer Click to show or hide the answer
South American burrowing rodent, prized for its grey & white fur Click to show or hide the answer
The world's second largest rodent – native to South America, introduced to Britain 1929 for farming; has since become established in the wild, especially in East Anglia, after escaping Click to show or hide the answer
Edible, fat and squirrel–tailed are all names for the largest variety (rarely found in Great Britain); the common variety (see below) is also known as the hazel Click to show or hide the answer
The common variety, Muscardinus avellanarius, has special protection in the UK under the wildlife and Countryside Act, although of least concern globally (common throughout mainland Europe)
Camel with one hump Click to show or hide the answer
Aquatic mammal, related to the manatee but smaller, said to be the origin of mermaid myths; name literally means mermaid ('lady of the sea') in Malay Click to show or hide the answer
Mastodon: pre–historic relative of the Click to show or hide the answer
The moose is the North American equivalent of the (Eurasian) Click to show or hide the answer
Stoat in a winter coat Click to show or hide the answer
Staple diet of the koala Click to show or hide the answer
Species of deer, native to Iran and Anatolia (Asian Turkey), and possibly Greece, Italy and the Balkans: long believed to have been introduced to Britain by the Normans, but recent evidence suggests it may have been the Romans Click to show or hide the answer
The second largest whale, and the world's second largest animal (after the blue whale): found in all major oceans, most commonly in temperate zones; an endangered species (like all large whales), world population estimated at between 110,000 and 120,000 (2016) Click to show or hide the answer
More correct name for the tail of a whale Click to show or hide the answer
Grant's, Roberts's, Thomson's: species of Click to show or hide the answer
Latin name Ailuropoda melanoleuca – literally "black and white cat foot"; local name (dà xióng māo) literally means "big bear cat" Click to show or hide the answer
European equivalent of the North American Wolverine Click to show or hide the answer
The four types of true ape Click to show or hide the answer
Declared extinct 1991, but two individuals discovered 2003 (native to Sussex) Click to show or hide the answer
Bats, the dormouse and the hedgehog are the only native British mammals that Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Eohippus, mesohippus: ancestors of the Click to show or hide the answer
Can be spotted, brown or striped; the brown variety is also known as the strandwolf; the aardwolf is the smallest species of Click to show or hide the answer
"Boomer" is a nickname for an adult male Click to show or hide the answer
English name comes from the local native name, which is said to mean "doesn't drink" – although there is no evidence to this effect Click to show or hide the answer
Main diet of baleen whales, including the blue whale and the humpback whale (it's the whale shark and the basking shark that feed on plankton) Click to show or hide the answer
The platypus and the spiny anteater (echidna) are the only mammals that Click to show or hide the answer
Type of primate, unique to Madagascar: name comes from the Latin name for a ghost or spirit; best–known species is the ring–tailed Click to show or hide the answer
Cross between a male lion and a female tiger (cf. Tigon) Click to show or hide the answer
Genus of monkey that includes the rhesus monkey and the barbary ape Click to show or hide the answer
Large aquatic mammal, related to the dugong but larger, also sometimes said to be the origin of mermaid myths; name comes (via Spanish) from a Carib word for "breast" Click to show or hide the answer
Mammal that carries its young in a pouch Click to show or hide the answer
Correct name for a kangaroo's pouch Click to show or hide the answer
The world's largest species of monkey: known for its brightly–coloured muzzle, nose and rump Click to show or hide the answer
Mongoose native to the Kalahari desert – famous for standing on its hind legs Click to show or hide the answer
Sometimes builds huge mounds of earth – up to a ton in weight – with tunnels, nests and food stores, known as a fortress Click to show or hide the answer
Name is derived from the "early modern English" mouldywarp, which is echoed in various Germanic languages and means "soil thrower"
The oldest known deer: native to south–east Asia, introduced to Woburn Park early 20th century; feral groups are now fairly common in England following escapes and deliberate releases Click to show or hide the answer
Whale with a large forward–pointing tusk (up to 2.7m) Click to show or hide the answer
The rabbit was introduced to Britain (as food) by the Click to show or hide the answer
Kangaroo rat: found in Click to show or hide the answer
Asia's only great ape: native to Sumatra and Borneo (two distinct species); name means "person of the forest" Click to show or hide the answer
Closest relative of the hippopotamus Click to show or hide the answer
The peccary is a South American species of
Tail of an otter Click to show or hide the answer
Scientific term for an elephant's trunk Click to show or hide the answer
Extinct subspecies of zebra: lived in South Africa until the 19th century; the last known specimen died in Amsterdam Zoo in 1883. Long thought to be a distinct species. Name is derived from its call, which sounds like "kwa–ha–ha" Click to show or hide the answer
Deer native to Britain (see also here) Click to show or hide the answer
The largest group of baleen whales, including the humpback and the blue whale Click to show or hide the answer
A hooved mammal that chews the cud (includes cattle, sheep, goats and deer) Click to show or hide the answer
Tail of a rabbit, hare or deer Click to show or hide the answer
Semi–aquatic creature, classified into two families: eared and earless Click to show or hide the answer
The mouflon, found in Corsica and Sardinia, is a wild variety of Click to show or hide the answer
European habitat of the porcupine Click to show or hide the answer
Adult male gorilla, from the colour of his saddle Click to show or hide the answer
Two–toed and three–toed are the two remaining families (other families are now extinct) of Click to show or hide the answer
Difference between apes and monkeys: apes have no Click to show or hide the answer
Principal diet of the aardvark Click to show or hide the answer
Probably the world's best–known species of gazelle: named after a Scottish geologist and explorer (1858–95), distinguished by a black stripe along its side Click to show or hide the answer
Cross between a male tiger and a lioness (cf. Liger) Click to show or hide the answer
Sperm whales, dolphins, porpoises etc. Click to show or hide the answer
Having claws or nails Click to show or hide the answer
Hairy skin that covers the antlers of male deer (also elk, moose and caribou) while they grow Click to show or hide the answer
Ivory is produced by elephants and Click to show or hide the answer
A gam is an alternative name for a gathering of Click to show or hide the answer
Vibrissae (on a cat) Click to show or hide the answer
Became extinct in Scotland 1743, Ireland 1766 Click to show or hide the answer
Believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to be a cross between a tiger and a horse, and named hippotigris (horse tiger); has three main species, known as plains, Grevy's and mountain Click to show or hide the answer

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