Litter Size

How many babies does a Arctic ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Arctic ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Arctic ground squirrel (Spermophilus parryii) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 25 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 11 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Arctic ground squirrel grows up to a size of 27.9 cm (0′ 11″).

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 Arctic ground squirrel is 6

The Arctic ground squirrel (Urocitellus parryii) (Inuktitut: ᓯᒃᓯᒃ, siksik) is a species of ground squirrel native to the Arctic and Subarctic of North America and Asia. People in Alaska, particularly around the Aleutians, refer to them as “parka” squirrels, most likely because their pelt is good for the ruff on parkas and for clothing.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Arctic ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Arctic ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Arctic ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 747 grams (1.65 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Arctic ground squirrel

Also reaching around 27.9 cm (0′ 11″) in size do these animals: