- The average gestation age for elephants is 660 days.
- An infant elephant is called a calf and a newborn can weigh 90 to 120 kilograms (198 to 264 pounds).
- The calf suckles milk from its mother taking up to 12 litres each day.
- Adult male elephant is called a bull and can weigh up to 6,800 kilograms (15,000 pounds).
- Adult female elephant is called a cow and can weigh up to 3,600 kilograms (8,000 pounds).
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- African forest elephant - Loxodonta cyclotis
- African savanna elephant - Loxodonta africana
- Asiatic elephant - Elephas maximus
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Elephant fetal stages
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Fetal and postnatal elephant ovary and uterus
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