Litter Size

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

How many baby Cape genets are in a litter?

A Cape genet (Genetta tigrina) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 71 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 85 grams (0.19 lbs) and measure 14.6 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Viverridae family (genus: Genetta). An adult Cape genet grows up to a size of 54.5 cm (1′ 10″).

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 genet is 2

The Cape genet (Genetta tigrina), also known as the South African large-spotted genet, is a genet species endemic to South Africa. As it is common and not threatened, it is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.Like other genets, it is nocturnal and arboreal, preferring to live in the riparian zones of forests, as long as these are not marshy areas.

Other animals of the family Viverridae

Cape genet is a member of the Viverridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Cape genet

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Cape genet

Other animals that usually reach the age of 15 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape genet

What other animals weight around 2.07 kg (4.56 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Cape genet

Also reaching around 54.5 cm (1′ 10″) in size do these animals: