Which mam­mals have the fat­test milk?

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1 SEALS

Fat con­tent: Up to 60 % The ba­bies grow fast, and the fat milk help them de­velop a layer of fat. Hu­man breast milk con­tains some 3.5 % fat.

2 WHALES

Fat con­tent: Up to 40 % A blue whale baby con­sumes 600 l of milk daily, gain­ing 90 kg a day for the first seven months of its life.

3 PO­LAR BEARS

Fat con­tent: About 33 % At birth, a po­lar bear baby weighs around 500 g, but the breast milk makes it grow to 15 kg in three months.

4 REIN­DEER

Fat con­tent: Some 22 % The fat milk al­lows the calves to quickly gain weight, so they can make it in the cold of north­ern Scan­di­navia and Asia.

5 ELE­PHANTS

Fat con­tent: Up to about 15 % In its first year, a baby ele­phant gains about one kg a day thanks to breast milk. It uses its mouth to drink.

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