Which animal only spends four days nursing their baby?

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Hooded Seals – found only in the central and western North Atlantic, their pups are usually around 1 meter (3 ft 3 in) long at birth and weigh about 24 kilograms (53 lb).

Nursing the baby only lasts around four days, the shortest lactation period of any mammal, a period during which the pup doubles in size, gaining around 7 kilograms per day. This is possible thanks to the high-fat content of the milk they drink, which is around 60%.

What’s the only food that never expires?

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Honey – when excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, archaeologists found pots of honey thousands of years old, and still edible. As long as the container is sealed, raw honey will never spoil. Although it never truly expires, honey can crystallize or granulate but is still safe to consume.

Fun fact: the oldest jar of honey was found in the tomb of a noblewoman in Georgia. As far as archaeologists have found, this is considered the world’s oldest honey – about 5,500 years old.