Litter Size

How many babies does a Daurian ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Daurian ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Daurian ground squirrel (Spermophilus dauricus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 9 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Daurian ground squirrel grows up to a size of 29.6 cm (1′ 0″).

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 Daurian ground squirrel (Spermophilus dauricus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in China, Mongolia, and Russia.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Daurian ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Daurian ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once: