Litter Size

How many babies does a Black-tailed prairie dog have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Black-tailed prairie dogs are in a litter?

A Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 33 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 15 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 25.4 cm (0′ 10″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Cynomys). An adult Black-tailed prairie dog grows up to a size of 29.4 cm (1′ 0″).

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 Black-tailed prairie dog is 4

The black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) is a rodent of the family Sciuridae found in the Great Plains of North America from about the United States-Canada border to the United States-Mexico border. Unlike some other prairie dogs, these animals do not truly hibernate. The black-tailed prairie dog can be seen above ground in midwinter. A black-tailed prairie dog town in Texas was reported to cover 25,000 sq mi (64,000 km2) and included 400,000,000 individuals. Prior to habitat destruction, this species may have been the most abundant prairie dog in central North America. This species was one of two described by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the journals and diaries of their expedition.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Black-tailed prairie dog is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Black-tailed prairie dog

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Black-tailed prairie dog

Other animals that usually reach the age of 8.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Black-tailed prairie dog

What other animals weight around 797 grams (1.76 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Black-tailed prairie dog

Also reaching around 29.4 cm (1′ 0″) in size do these animals: