Litter Size

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

How many baby Cape porcupines are in a litter?

A Cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) 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 93 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 306 grams (0.67 lbs) and measure 15.1 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Hystricidae family (genus: Hystrix). An adult Cape porcupine grows up to a size of 22.6 cm (0′ 9″).

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 porcupine is 2

The Cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) or South African porcupine, is a species of Old World porcupine native to central and southern Africa.

Other animals of the family Hystricidae

Cape porcupine is a member of the Hystricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Cape porcupine

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Cape porcupine

Other animals that usually reach the age of 20 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape porcupine

What other animals weight around 14.92 kg (32.89 lbs)?