Litter Size

How many babies does a Cape dune mole-rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Cape dune mole-rats are in a litter?

A Cape dune mole-rat (Bathyergus suillus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 68 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 34 grams (0.07 lbs) and measure 5.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Bathyergidae family (genus: Bathyergus). An adult Cape dune mole-rat grows up to a size of 27.9 cm (0′ 11″).

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 Cape dune mole-rat is 2

The Cape dune mole-rat (Bathyergus suillus) is a species of solitary burrowing rodent in the family Bathyergidae. It is endemic to South Africa and named for the Cape of Good Hope.

Other animals of the family Bathyergidae

Cape dune mole-rat is a member of the Bathyergidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Cape dune mole-rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape dune mole-rat

What other animals weight around 804 grams (1.77 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Cape dune mole-rat

Also reaching around 27.9 cm (0′ 11″) in size do these animals: