How many baby Babault’s mouse shrews are in a litter?
A Babault’s mouse shrew (Myosorex babaulti) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Myosorex). An adult Babault’s mouse shrew grows up to a size of 6.9 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.
Babault’s mouse shrew (Myosorex babaulti) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae found in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Other animals of the family Soricidae
Babault’s mouse shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:
- Bottego’s shrew with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Aberdare mole shrew with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Merriam’s shrew with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Kongana shrew weighting only 5 grams
- Etruscan shrew with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Chinese shrew raching a size of 7 cm (0′ 3″)
- Siberian large-toothed shrew with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Slender shrew with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Saint Lawrence Island shrew weighting only 6 grams
- Asiatic short-tailed shrew weighting only 12 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Babault’s mouse shrew
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once: