Litter Size

How many babies does a African brush-tailed porcupine have at once? (litter size)

How many baby African brush-tailed porcupines are in a litter?

A African brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 108 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 146 grams (0.32 lbs) and measure 18 cm (0′ 8″). They are a member of the Hystricidae family (genus: Atherurus). An adult African brush-tailed porcupine grows up to a size of 43.1 cm (1′ 5″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a African brush-tailed porcupine is 1

The African brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus) is a species of rat-like Old World porcupine, indigenous to a broad belt of Africa ranging from Guinea on the west coast to Kenya on the east. This is a common species with a very wide range, and despite being used extensively for bushmeat, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Hystricidae

African brush-tailed porcupine is a member of the Hystricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with African brush-tailed porcupine

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a African brush-tailed porcupine

Other animals that usually reach the age of 22.83 years:

Animals with the same weight as a African brush-tailed porcupine

What other animals weight around 2.88 kg (6.34 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a African brush-tailed porcupine

Also reaching around 43.1 cm (1′ 5″) in size do these animals: