Litter Size

How many babies does a Cape elephant shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Cape elephant shrews are in a litter?

A Cape elephant shrew (Elephantulus edwardii) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 11 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Macroscelididae family (genus: Elephantulus). An adult Cape elephant shrew grows up to a size of 11.9 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 Cape elephant shrew is 1

The Cape elephant shrew, Cape rock elephant shrew, or Cape sengi (Elephantulus edwardii) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitat is rocky areas. E. edwardii has been observed to be a non-flying mammalian pollinator of the Pagoda Lily (Whiteheadia bifolia). The Cape elephant shrew uses its long slender tongue to feed on the Pagoda lily’s nectar while getting the lily’s pollen on its long nose. The Cape elephant shrew is not closely related to other species of shrews and to rodents such as mice.

Other animals of the family Macroscelididae

Cape elephant shrew is a member of the Macroscelididae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Cape elephant shrew

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape elephant shrew

What other animals weight around 49 grams (0.11 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Cape elephant shrew

Also reaching around 11.9 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: