Litter Size

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

How many baby Arctic lemmings are in a litter?

A Arctic lemming (Dicrostonyx torquatus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 17 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 Muridae family (genus: Dicrostonyx). An adult Arctic lemming grows up to a size of 11.7 cm (0′ 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 Arctic lemming is 3

The Arctic lemming (Dicrostonyx torquatus) is a species of rodents in the family Cricetidae.Although generally classified as a “least concern” species, the Novaya Zemlya subspecies (Dicrostonyx torquatus ungulatus) is considered a vulnerable species under Russian nature conservation legislation (included in Red Book of Russian Federation since 1998).

Other animals of the family Muridae

Arctic lemming is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Arctic lemming

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Arctic lemming

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.75 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Arctic lemming

What other animals weight around 78 grams (0.17 lbs)?