Litter Size

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

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

A Cape mole-rat (Georychus capensis) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 10 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 43 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 8 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Bathyergidae family (genus: Georychus). An adult Cape mole-rat grows up to a size of 17.2 cm (0′ 7″).

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 mole-rat is 5

The Cape mole-rat (Georychus capensis) is a species of mole-rat endemic to South Africa. It is the only living species in the genus Georychus.

Other animals of the family Bathyergidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Cape mole-rat

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Cape mole-rat

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape mole-rat

What other animals weight around 189 grams (0.42 lbs)?