Animal Size

European mole size: How big do they get?

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

A grown European mole (Talpa europaea) reaches an average size of 12.9 cm (0′ 6″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 7 years, they grow from 3 grams (0.01 lbs) to 86 grams (0.19 lbs). Talking about reproduction, European moles have 3 babies about 1 times per year. The European mole (genus: Talpa) is a member of the family Talpidae.

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 European mole (Talpa europaea) is a mammal of the order Eulipotyphla. It is also known as the common mole and the northern mole.This mole lives in a tunnel system, which it constantly extends. It uses these tunnels to hunt its prey. Under normal conditions the displaced earth is pushed to the surface, resulting in the characteristic molehills. It feeds mainly on earthworms, but also on insects, centipedes and even mice and shrews. Its saliva contains toxins which paralyze earthworms in particular.

Animals of the same family as a European mole

We found other animals of the Talpidae family:

Animals with the same size as a European mole

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

Animals with the same litter size as a European mole

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a European mole

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a European mole:

Animals with the same weight as a European mole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Talpa europaea: