Shortest weaning period for a mammal

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Shortest weaning period for a mammal

Last updated: October 13, 2017 at 14:49 pm

4 days – The hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) is found in the central and western North Atlantic, with three of its major breeding areas located in Canada. Hooded seals whelp (give birth) in late March and early April and molt from June to August.

SOURCE:
Iverson, SJ; Oftedal, OT; Bowen, WD; Boness, DJ; Sampugna, J (1995). Prenatal and postnatal transfer of fatty acids from mother to pup in the hooded seal. Journal of Comparative Physiology B165 (1): 1–12.

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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