Animal Size

Cape dune mole-rat size: How big do they get?

How big does a Cape dune mole-rat get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Cape dune mole-rat (Bathyergus suillus) reaches an average size of 27.9 cm (0′ 11″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 804 grams (1.77 lbs). On birth they have a weight of 34 grams (0.07 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Cape dune mole-rats have 2 babies about 1 times per year. The Cape dune mole-rat (genus: Bathyergus) is a member of the family Bathyergidae.

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 Cape dune mole-rat (Bathyergus suillus) is a species of solitary burrowing rodent in the family Bathyergidae. It is endemic to South Africa and named for the Cape of Good Hope.

Animals of the same family as a Cape dune mole-rat

We found other animals of the Bathyergidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Cape dune mole-rat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Cape dune mole-rat:

Animals with the same litter size as a Cape dune mole-rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Cape dune mole-rat:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape dune mole-rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Bathyergus suillus: