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Animal Facts

LENGTH OF LIFE OF ANIMALS

Figures in this list are average life spans in years or gestation in days for animals in the wild, unless otherwise noted.

Mammals
Buffalo, American 20
Cat 14
Chimpanzee 30-40
Deer (fallow) 20
Dog 12-20
Elephant 50-70
Goat, Mountain 14-18
Grizzly bear 25
Hippopotamus 41
Horse 20-30
Lion 13
Monkey (rhesus) 27-28
Mouse (field) 1
Sheep 10-20
Squirrel 7
Tiger 20
Wolf (gray) 12-16
Zebra 22
Fish
Dogfish (lesser spotted) 8
Goldfish 10
Halibut 25
Lamprey 7
Lungfish (African) 18
Perch 3-10
Pike 60-70
Salmon (Pacific) 4-5
Seahorse 4 1/2
Sturgeon 50
Trout (rainbow) 11
Birds
Blue jay 6-9
Canada goose 12-23
Canary 6-8
Cardinal 13
Chickadee 6-8
Condor 35-40
Heron 10-20
Macaw 64
Ostrich (African) 40
Owl (snowy) 10
Penguin (emperor) 20
Pigeon 6
Raven 5
Robin, American 17
Skylark 9
Sparrow 2 1/2-7
Starling 9-16
Reptiles and Amphibians
Bullfrog 5
Chameleon 4-5
Cottonmouth 18-20
Crocodile (Nile) 25-50
Garter snake 3-4
King snake 3
Puff adder 14
Rattlesnake (diamondback) 14-15
Salamander (spotted) 20
Turtle (box) 80
Water snake 11

ANIMAL REPRODUCTION

Animal Approx gestation/hatch Typical No. of newborn
Alligator (American) 9 weeks 50-60
Ass 340-385 days  
Bats (various) 35-50 days 1
Bear 208 days  
Camel 406 days  
Cat 63 days 4
Cinchilla 110 days  
Cow 281 days  
Dog 63 days 1-10
Duck 27 days  
Elephant 624 days 1
Frog (bullfrog) 5-20 days 20,000
Gerbil 19-21 days 4-7
Goat 148 days  
Guinea pig 68 days 1-5
Hamster (golden) 16 days 6-9
Horse 336 days 1
Human 267-280 days  
Kangaroo 38-40 days  
Lion 108 days 3-4
Monkey (spider) 226-232 days 1
Mouse (field) 19 days 5-6
Opossum 12.5 days  
Rabbit 31 days 3-6
Rat 21 days  
Robin, American 12-14 days 4
Sheep 151 days 1-2
Swine 114 days  
Squirrel (red) 33-35 days 4-6
Tiger 105-112 days 2-3

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