K12 Animal Development Times

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African elephant cow and calf
African elephant cow and calf
Sperm whale cow and calf
Dog
Dog
Cattle cow and calf
Opossum and pups

The number of days development before birth or hatching in the table below are the typical days value, some individual animals may be shorter or longer by different number of days. Note also that reptile and bird incubation times are affected by the environmental temperature, colder is generally longer.


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Questions

  1. Which animals have the shortest and longest development times?
  2. Which is the biggest animal?
  3. Which is the smallest animal?
  4. Which animals live in our homes or on a farm (domestic)?
  5. Which animals live in the wild or seen in zoos?


Animal Development Time
Animal Average Days
Bear (Black) 210
Bison 270
Budgerigar 18
Camel 410
Cat 65
Cattle 281
Chicken 21
Chimpanzee 236
Chinchilla 111
Coyote 63
Deer (Mule) 200
Dog 63
Donkey 365
Duck 28
Duck (Muscovy) 35
Elephant 660
Elk, Wapiti 255
Ferret 42
Finch 14
Fox 52
Giraffe 425
Goat 150
Goose 28
Gorilla 270
Guinea fowl 28
Guinea pig 68
Hare 36
Hippopotamus 240
Horse 338
Human 274
Leopard 95
Lion 108
Llama 350
Marmoset 150
Mink (European) 41
Monkey (Macaque) 180
Moose 240
Mouse 20
Muskox 255
Muskrat 29
Nutria, Coypu 130
Opossum 12
Otter 285
Panther 90
Parrot 26
Pheasant 24
Pig 114
Pigeon 18
Porcupine 210
Pronghorn 230
Quail 16
Rabbit 31
Raccoon 63
Rat 21
Reindeer 225
Rhinoceros (African) 480
Seal 330
Sheep 150
Shrew 20
Skunk 63
Squirrel (Gray) 40
Swan 35
Tapir 390
Tarsier 182
Tiger 103
Turkey 28
Walrus 450
Whale (Sperm) 450
Wolf 63
Woodchuck 31


Animal Notes and Table Data Sources

Notes

  • Each animal species has different variations +/- the average values shown in the table.
  • Gestation is the carrying of an animal embryo or fetus inside a female animal.
  • Incubation is the laying of an egg (birds, reptiles, monotremes) with development occurring outside the female animal.
Animal Development: Axolotl | Bat | Cat | Chicken | Cow | Dog | Dolphin | Echidna | Fly | Frog | Grasshopper | Guinea Pig | Hamster | Kangaroo | Koala | Lizard | Medaka | Mouse | Pig | Platypus | Rabbit | Rat | Sea Squirt | Sea Urchin | Sheep | Worm | Zebrafish | Life Cycles | Development Timetable | K12
Historic Embryology  
1897 Pig | 1900 Chicken | 1901 Lungfish | 1904 Sand Lizard | 1905 Rabbit | 1906 Deer | 1907 Tarsiers | 1908 Human | 1909 Northern Lapwing | 1909 South American and African Lungfish | 1910 Salamander | 1951 Frog | Embryology History | Historic Disclaimer

Data Sources

  • The House Mouse: Atlas of Mouse Development by Theiler Springer-Verlag, NY (1972, 1989).
  • The Genetics of the Dog. E Ostrander, E. and Ruvinsky, A. ISBN: 9781845939403 (2012)
  • Merck Veterinary Manual. Aiello, S.E. and Moses, M.A. (ed) ISBN: 0911910506 (2013) Online
  • Witschi, E. (1962) Development: Rat. In: Growth Including Reproduction and Morphological Development. Altman, P. L. , and D. S. Dittmer, ed. Fed. Am. Soc. Exp. Biol., Washington DC, pp. 304-314.


Animal Development Time 
Animal Development Time  
Animal Average Days
Bear (Black) 210
Bison 270
Budgerigar 18
Camel 410
Cat 65
Cattle 281
Chicken 21
Chimpanzee 236
Chinchilla 111
Coyote 63
Deer (Mule) 200
Dog 63
Donkey 365
Duck 28
Duck (Muscovy) 35
Elephant 660
Elk, Wapiti 255
Ferret 42
Finch 14
Fox 52
Giraffe 425
Goat 150
Goose 28
Gorilla 270
Guinea fowl 28
Guinea pig 68
Hare 36
Hippopotamus 240
Horse 338
Human 274
Leopard 95
Lion 108
Llama 350
Marmoset 150
Mink (European) 41
Monkey (Macaque) 180
Moose 240
Mouse 20
Muskox 255
Muskrat 29
Nutria, Coypu 130
Opossum 12
Otter 285
Panther 90
Parrot 26
Pheasant 24
Pig 114
Pigeon 18
Porcupine 210
Pronghorn 230
Quail 16
Rabbit 31
Raccoon 63
Rat 21
Reindeer 225
Rhinoceros (African) 480
Seal 330
Sheep 150
Shrew 20
Skunk 63
Squirrel (Gray) 40
Swan 35
Tapir 390
Tarsier 182
Tiger 103
Turkey 28
Walrus 450
Whale (Sperm) 450
Wolf 63
Woodchuck 31
Animal Notes and Table Data Sources
  • Each animal species has different variations +/- the average values shown in the table.
  • Gestation is the carrying of an animal embryo or fetus inside a female viviparous animal.
  • Incubation is the laying of an egg (birds, reptiles, monotremes) with development occurring outside the female animal.


Animal Development: Axolotl | Bat | Cat | Chicken | Cow | Dog | Dolphin | Echidna | Fly | Frog | Grasshopper | Guinea Pig | Hamster | Kangaroo | Koala | Lizard | Medaka | Mouse | Pig | Platypus | Rabbit | Rat | Sea Squirt | Sea Urchin | Sheep | Worm | Zebrafish | Life Cycles | Development Timetable | K12
Historic Embryology  
1897 Pig | 1900 Chicken | 1901 Lungfish | 1904 Sand Lizard | 1905 Rabbit | 1906 Deer | 1907 Tarsiers | 1908 Human | 1909 Northern Lapwing | 1909 South American and African Lungfish | 1910 Salamander | 1951 Frog | Embryology History | Historic Disclaimer


Additional Data Sources

  • The House Mouse: Atlas of Mouse Development by Theiler Springer-Verlag, NY (1972, 1989).
  • The Genetics of the Dog. E Ostrander, E. and Ruvinsky, A. ISBN: 9781845939403 (2012)
  • Merck Veterinary Manual. Aiello, S.E. and Moses, M.A. (ed) ISBN: 0911910506 (2013) Online
  • Witschi, E. (1962) Development: Rat. In: Growth Including Reproduction and Morphological Development. Altman, P. L. , and D. S. Dittmer, ed. Fed. Am. Soc. Exp. Biol., Washington DC, pp. 304-314.


Animal Notes

  • Each animal species has different variations +/- the average values shown in the table.
  • Gestation is the carrying of an animal embryo or fetus inside a female animal giving live birth.
  • Incubation is the laying of an egg (birds, reptiles, platypus, echidna) with development occurring outside the female animal.


Animal Development: Axolotl | Bat | Cat | Chicken | Cow | Dog | Dolphin | Echidna | Fly | Frog | Grasshopper | Guinea Pig | Hamster | Kangaroo | Koala | Lizard | Medaka | Mouse | Pig | Platypus | Rabbit | Rat | Sea Squirt | Sea Urchin | Sheep | Worm | Zebrafish | Life Cycles | Development Timetable | K12
Historic Embryology  
1897 Pig | 1900 Chicken | 1901 Lungfish | 1904 Sand Lizard | 1905 Rabbit | 1906 Deer | 1907 Tarsiers | 1908 Human | 1909 Northern Lapwing | 1909 South American and African Lungfish | 1910 Salamander | 1951 Frog | Embryology History | Historic Disclaimer



Cite this page: Hill, M.A. 2017 Embryology K12 Animal Development Times. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/K12_Animal_Development_Times

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