These Pregnant Animals Are Bursting With Cuteness

Squirrels Only Carry Their Young For Three To Six Weeks

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Dawn Scranton/Flickr
Dawn Scranton/Flickr

Squirrels have really short gestation periods. This squirrel will only be pregnant for a month or two before she gives birth to three or four babies. Some squirrels can give birth to up to nine babies at a time.

When squirrels are born, they are hairless, toothless, and blind. After being alive for six to ten weeks, the squirrels are weaned from their mothers and start exploring the world on their own. After about a year, those babies can have babies of their own.