Litter Size

How many babies does a Alpine shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Alpine shrews are in a litter?

A Alpine shrew (Sorex alpinus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex). An adult Alpine shrew grows up to a size of 6.7 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Alpine shrew is 5

The alpine shrew (Sorex alpinus) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in the alpine meadows and coniferous forests of Southern European mountain ranges: the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathian Mountains and the Balkans.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Alpine shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Alpine shrew

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Alpine shrew

Other animals that usually reach the age of 1.25 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Alpine shrew

What other animals weight around 8 grams (0.02 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Alpine shrew

Also reaching around 6.7 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: