Litter Size

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

How many baby Cape ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) 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 48 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 20 grams (0.04 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Xerus). An adult Cape ground squirrel grows up to a size of 24.7 cm (0′ 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 ground squirrel is 2

The Cape ground squirrel or South African ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) is found in most of the drier parts of southern Africa from South Africa, through to Botswana, and into Namibia, including Etosha National Park.The name Cape ground squirrel is somewhat misleading as it actually has a much wider area of habitation. This common name may have been arrived at to distinguish it from a tree squirrel (the eastern grey squirrel) found around Cape Town, which was imported from Europe by Cecil John Rhodes.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Cape ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Cape ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Cape ground squirrel

Other animals that usually reach the age of 13 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 572 grams (1.26 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Cape ground squirrel

Also reaching around 24.7 cm (0′ 10″) in size do these animals: