Litter Size

How many babies does a African manatee have at once? (litter size)

How many baby African manatees are in a litter?

A African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 380 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 29.62 kg (65.3 lbs) and measure 12.5 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Trichechidae family (genus: Trichechus). An adult African manatee grows up to a size of 3.5 meter (11′ 6″).

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 manatee is 1

The African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis), also known as the West African manatee, is a species of manatee that is mostly herbivorous. African manatees inhabit much of the western region of Africa – from Senegal to Angola. Although not a great deal is known about this species, it is hypothesized that the African manatee is very similar to the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus).

Other animals of the family Trichechidae

African manatee is a member of the Trichechidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with African manatee

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a African manatee

What other animals weight around 454 kg (1000.9 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a African manatee

Also reaching around 3.5 meter (11′ 6″) in size do these animals: