Thursday, May 16, 2013

Big Baby Blue Whales

Next time you step on the scale and see you've put on a little weight think about this...Blue whale calves gain 200lbs a day, every day for their first year.

Picture from Antarctic Animals

When born, blue whale calves are already 23 feet long and weigh 5,000 pounds, making them larger than most adult mammals. A calf will live off its mother’s milk for the first six months of life, consuming over 100 gallons of it per day.

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