Litter Size

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

How many baby Crested porcupines are in a litter?

A Crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata) 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 79 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 341 grams (0.75 lbs) and measure 15.1 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Hystricidae family (genus: Hystrix). An adult Crested porcupine grows up to a size of 52.8 cm (1′ 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 Crested porcupine is 2

The crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata) also known as the African crested porcupine, is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae found in Italy, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Other animals of the family Hystricidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Crested porcupine

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Crested porcupine

What other animals weight around 13.4 kg (29.55 lbs)?