Elephant mothers endure one of the longest gestation periods of any other mammal on Earth, which is nearly 22 months. They also give birth to some of the heaviest babies ever. The average weight of a newborn elephant is roughly 250 lbs.
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Meet the man they call the “Elephant Whisperer” of the Pittsburgh Zoo. Although caring for these mammoth animals is dangerous work, his unique skills are needed during this crucial time, as two of the elephants under his care are on the verge of giving birth.
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