How many baby Altai moles are in a litter?
A Altai mole (Talpa altaica) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 288 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Talpidae family (genus: Talpa). An adult Altai mole grows up to a size of 16.9 cm (0′ 7″).
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 Altai mole (Talpa altaica) is a species of mole in the family Talpidae. It is found in northern Mongolia through the taiga zone of the Siberia in Russia.This mole lives in forested habitat and feeds mainly on earthworms.This is a common species. It is sometimes caught for its fur.
Other animals of the family Talpidae
Altai mole is a member of the Talpidae, as are these animals:
- Eastern mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Sado mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Russian desman with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Broad-footed mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Coast mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- True’s shrew mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Pyrenean desman with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Townsend’s mole with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Blind mole weighting only 70 grams
- European mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Altai mole
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:
- Woodland jumping mouse
- Tamarisk jird
- Botta’s pocket gopher
- Black-tailed gerbil
- Tarbagan marmot
- Sody’s tree rat
- Eastern heather vole
- Ningbing false antechinus
- Pousargues’s mongoose
- Red squirrel
Animals with the same size as a Altai mole
Also reaching around 16.9 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals:
- Townsend’s ground squirrel gets as big as 17.3 cm (0′ 7″)
- Pygmy marmoset gets as big as 15.5 cm (0′ 7″)
- California vole gets as big as 13.9 cm (0′ 6″)
- Gray tree rat gets as big as 19.2 cm (0′ 8″)
- Nectomys squamipes gets as big as 18.2 cm (0′ 8″)
- Black rat gets as big as 19.4 cm (0′ 8″)
- Dwarf flying fox gets as big as 14.1 cm (0′ 6″)
- Asian garden dormouse gets as big as 13.7 cm (0′ 6″)
- Cerradomys subflavus gets as big as 16 cm (0′ 7″)
- Golden hamster gets as big as 18 cm (0′ 8″)