Litter Size

How many babies does a Big-eared opossum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Big-eared opossums are in a litter?

A Big-eared opossum (Didelphis aurita) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Didelphidae family (genus: Didelphis). An adult Big-eared opossum 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 Big-eared opossum is 6

The big-eared opossum (Didelphis aurita) also known as a saruê is an opossum species from South America. It is found in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.This species, which was considered a population of the common opossum (D. marsupialis) for some time, was originally described as D. azarae by Coenraad Jacob Temminck in 1824, but this name was incorrectly given to the white-eared opossum (D. albiventris) for over 160 years. As such, the name azarae has been abandoned.

Other animals of the family Didelphidae

Big-eared opossum is a member of the Didelphidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Big-eared opossum

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Big-eared opossum

What other animals weight around 1.11 kg (2.44 lbs)?