Litter Size

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

How many baby Cape golden moles are in a litter?

A Cape golden mole (Chrysochloris asiatica) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 374 grams (0.82 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Chrysochloridae family (genus: Chrysochloris). An adult Cape golden mole grows up to a size of 10.6 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 golden mole is 3

The Cape golden mole (Chrysochloris asiatica) is a small, insectivorous mammal of the family Chrysochloridae, the golden moles. It is native to certain south western regions of South Africa. The species is a solitary subterranean insectivore, confined to the coastal regions of the south-western and southern Cape. When foraging for soil invertebrates, these golden moles excavate superficial burrows using their conical nose shield and highly modified forefeet. Females are smaller than males. Golden moles have very dense, soft, and silky coats. The coats are colored blackish to slaty-grey and brown to pale fawn. They have also been observed to venture on to sandy beaches, presumably to feed on amphipods and isopods occurring there.

Other animals of the family Chrysochloridae

Cape golden mole is a member of the Chrysochloridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Cape golden mole

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape golden mole

What other animals weight around 39 grams (0.09 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Cape golden mole

Also reaching around 10.6 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: