Animal Size

African giant shrew size: How big do they get?

How big does a African giant shrew get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown African giant shrew (Crocidura olivieri) reaches an average size of 10.8 cm (0′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 33 grams (0.07 lbs). The African giant shrew (genus: Crocidura) is a member of the family Soricidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The African giant shrew (Crocidura olivieri) is a species of white-toothed shrew. It also is known as, Mann’s musk shrew, Euchareena’s musk shrew, or Olivier’s shrew. It is native to Africa, where it has a widespread distribution and occurs in many types of habitat. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, dry savanna, moist savanna, arable land, rural gardens, urban areas, and heavily degraded former forest. In the Nile Valley it is found near human habitation, where it is considered to be a pest. It is a common species and is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as being of “least concern”.

Animals of the same family as a African giant shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same size as a African giant shrew

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as African giant shrew:

Animals with the same weight as a African giant shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Crocidura olivieri: