Litter Size

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

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

A Common mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 84 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 8 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 2.2 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Bathyergidae family (genus: Cryptomys). An adult Common mole-rat grows up to a size of 19.3 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Common mole-rat is 2

The common mole-rat, African mole-rat, or Hottentot mole-rat, (Cryptomys hottentotus) is a burrowing rodent found in Southern Africa, in particular in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It also occurs in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is a species in the subfamily Bathyerginae.

Other animals of the family Bathyergidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Common mole-rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Common mole-rat

What other animals weight around 74 grams (0.16 lbs)?