Animal Size

Cape golden mole size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Cape golden mole (Chrysochloris asiatica) reaches an average size of 10.6 cm (0′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 39 grams (0.09 lbs). A Cape golden mole has 3 babies at once. The Cape golden mole (genus: Chrysochloris) is a member of the family Chrysochloridae.

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 golden mole (Chrysochloris asiatica) is a small, insectivorous mammal of the family Chrysochloridae, the golden moles. It is native to certain south western regions of South Africa. The species is a solitary subterranean insectivore, confined to the coastal regions of the south-western and southern Cape. When foraging for soil invertebrates, these golden moles excavate superficial burrows using their conical nose shield and highly modified forefeet. Females are smaller than males. Golden moles have very dense, soft, and silky coats. The coats are colored blackish to slaty-grey and brown to pale fawn. They have also been observed to venture on to sandy beaches, presumably to feed on amphipods and isopods occurring there.

Animals of the same family as a Cape golden mole

We found other animals of the Chrysochloridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Cape golden mole

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Cape golden mole

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Cape golden mole:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape golden mole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Chrysochloris asiatica: