How Do Whales Reproduce?


A male whale will insert his sperm into the female whale in order to reproduce. Whales are mammals and therefore fertilization between the sperm and egg take place inside the female. The actual act of reproduction takes place as the whale swim with their bellies close to each other.
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Whales are mammals, and reproduce much the same way as other mammals do. The male has a retractable penis, which is extruded and inserted into the female in order to mate. Whales have live births, with a gestation period of about a year.
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