Litter Size

How many babies does a Checkered elephant shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Checkered elephant shrews are in a litter?

A Checkered elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon cirnei) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 4 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 80 grams (0.18 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Macroscelididae family (genus: Rhynchocyon). An adult Checkered elephant shrew grows up to a size of 27.3 cm (0′ 11″).

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 Checkered elephant shrew is 1

The checkered elephant shrew or checkered sengi (Rhynchocyon cirnei) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae.

Other animals of the family Macroscelididae

Checkered elephant shrew is a member of the Macroscelididae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Checkered elephant shrew

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Checkered elephant shrew

What other animals weight around 424 grams (0.93 lbs)?