How many baby Blanford’s jerboas are in a litter?
A Blanford’s jerboa (Jaculus turcmenicus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 12 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 8.5 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Dipodidae family (genus: Jaculus). An adult Blanford’s jerboa grows up to a size of 10.2 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.
Blanford’s jerboa (Jaculus blanfordi) is a species of rodent in the family Dipodidae. It is native to Central Asia and is found in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.
Other animals of the family Dipodidae
Blanford’s jerboa is a member of the Dipodidae, as are these animals:
- Western jumping mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Pacific jumping mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Meadow jumping mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Thick-tailed pygmy jerboa with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Tien Shan birch mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Baluchistan pygmy jerboa with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Thick-tailed three-toed jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Northern three-toed jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Altai birch mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Lesser fat-tailed jerboa with 5 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Blanford’s jerboa
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: