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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 decade ago

In Mammals, the asian elephant is second, but man has the longest what?

I don't know the answer to this quiz question, any ideas?

I found the asian elephant has a finger, it also has nails on the feet but my best guess so far is the intestine.

Any other suggestions?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Memory

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  • 1 decade ago

    OK..That is quite a tricky question.In mammals, the Asian Elephant (specifically referring to the Sumatran Elephant subspecies) is considered as the SECOND SMALLEST SUBSPECIES. However, with "man has the longest" the question most likely refers to another thing and subspecies cannot be the answer.

    The next closest answer is the MAXIMUM LIFESPAN. So far on the lists of recorded maximum lifespan of mammals, MAN has the THE LONGEST, and ELEPHANTS (not specifically Asian elephants) comes SECOND. However, since BOWHEAD WHALES are also mammals, the above answer will become void. MAXIMUM LIFE SPAN can therefore be considered as the answer if the question specifically asks about TERRESTIAL MAMMALS and not just mammals.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Is it the longest pregnancy? The Asian elephant has the longest pregnancy of all mammals with a gestation period of 22 months.

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  • bowker
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    The elephant gestation era (being pregnant) lasts approximately 22 months (630-660 days), and, definite, it particularly is definitely the longest gestation era of any mammal. some human beings mentioned that the blue whale being pregnant final longer. it particularly is not spectacular, with the aid of fact the blue whale being pregnant lasts in basic terms 11 months.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Don't know the answer to this one but - For those that said Lifespan - wrong - the Blue Whale is a mammal and can live for up to 150 years - fishermen killed one a few weeks ago and there was a harpoon still in it dating back to 1850ish !!

    As for Memory - how the hell can you test how long an elephant can remember for (Duh !)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is most likely memory. Humans actually do not have the longest life span- there are several species of parrots, tortoises, and whales that live far longer. Female killer whales tend to live around 95 to 105 years(on average).

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Well elephants are noted for having a long memory but perhaps a man has a longer memory.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Lifespan

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  • 1 decade ago

    Longest trunk

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  • 1 decade ago

    Life-span??

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