How many baby Chinese pangolins are in a litter?
A Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 88 grams (0.19 lbs) and measure 13.3 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Manidae family (genus: Manis). An adult Chinese pangolin grows up to a size of 37.9 cm (1′ 3″).
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 Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) is a pangolin native to the northern Indian subcontinent, northern parts of Southeast Asia and southern China. It has been listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List since 2014, as the wild population is estimated to have declined by more than 80% in three pangolin generations, equal to 21 years. It is threatened by poaching for the illegal wildlife trade.
Other animals of the family Manidae
Chinese pangolin is a member of the Manidae, as are these animals:
- Sunda pangolin with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Long-tailed pangolin with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Giant pangolin weighting around 33 kilograms (72.75 lbs)
- Ground pangolin with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Tree pangolin with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Indian pangolin with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Chinese pangolin
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Long-footed treeshrew
- Australian sea lion
- Gulf Coast kangaroo rat
- Red-shanked douc
- Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat
- Malagasy giant rat
- Southern pig-tailed macaque
- White-nosed saki
- Rufous elephant shrew
- Pemba flying fox
Animals with the same weight as a Chinese pangolin
What other animals weight around 4.67 kg (10.3 lbs)?
- Brown’s pademelon usually reaching 5.48 kgs (12.08 lbs)
- Crab-eating macaque usually reaching 4.58 kgs (10.1 lbs)
- Pampas cat usually reaching 4.4 kgs (9.7 lbs)
- Thick-spined porcupine usually reaching 4.59 kgs (10.12 lbs)
- Alaskan hare usually reaching 4.85 kgs (10.69 lbs)
- Blue monkey usually reaching 5.04 kgs (11.11 lbs)
- Black-and-white ruffed lemur usually reaching 3.86 kgs (8.51 lbs)
- South American coati usually reaching 3.78 kgs (8.33 lbs)
- Brown-throated sloth usually reaching 4 kgs (8.82 lbs)
- Antelope jackrabbit usually reaching 3.93 kgs (8.66 lbs)
Animals with the same size as a Chinese pangolin
Also reaching around 37.9 cm (1′ 3″) in size do these animals:
- Jamaican coney gets as big as 37.8 cm (1′ 3″)
- Coppery titi gets as big as 35.5 cm (1′ 2″)
- Small-toothed sportive lemur gets as big as 32.4 cm (1′ 1″)
- Sunda flying lemur gets as big as 38 cm (1′ 3″)
- Cacomistle gets as big as 42.5 cm (1′ 5″)
- Steppe polecat gets as big as 43.5 cm (1′ 6″)
- Desert cottontail gets as big as 32.5 cm (1′ 1″)
- Gambian pouched rat gets as big as 36.3 cm (1′ 3″)
- Short-tailed chinchilla gets as big as 30.5 cm (1′ 1″)
- White-nosed saki gets as big as 44 cm (1′ 6″)