Litter Size

How many babies does a Banded mongoose have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Banded mongooses are in a litter?

A Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 60 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 24 grams (0.05 lbs) and measure 9.9 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Herpestidae family (genus: Mungos). An adult Banded mongoose grows up to a size of 36.3 cm (1′ 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 Banded mongoose is 2

The banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) is a mongoose species native from the Sahel to Southern Africa. It lives in savannas, open forests and grasslands and feeds primarily on beetles and millipedes. Mongooses use various types of dens for shelter including termite mounds. While most mongoose species live solitary lives, the banded mongoose live in colonies with a complex social structure.

Other animals of the family Herpestidae

Banded mongoose is a member of the Herpestidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Banded mongoose

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Banded mongoose

Other animals that usually reach the age of 12 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Banded mongoose

What other animals weight around 1.26 kg (2.78 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Banded mongoose

Also reaching around 36.3 cm (1′ 3″) in size do these animals: