Litter Size

How many babies does a Botta’s pocket gopher have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Botta’s pocket gophers are in a litter?

A Botta’s pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 23 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 36.8 cm (1′ 3″). They are a member of the Geomyidae family (genus: Thomomys). An adult Botta’s pocket gopher grows up to a size of 15.6 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Botta's pocket gopher is 4

Botta’s pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae) is a pocket gopher native to western North America. It is also known in some sources as valley pocket gopher, particularly in California. Both the specific and common names of this species honor Paul-Émile Botta, a naturalist and archaeologist who collected mammals in California in 1827 and 1828.

Other animals of the family Geomyidae

Botta’s pocket gopher is a member of the Geomyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Botta’s pocket gopher

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Botta’s pocket gopher

Other animals that usually reach the age of 4.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Botta’s pocket gopher

What other animals weight around 123 grams (0.27 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Botta’s pocket gopher

Also reaching around 15.6 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: