Litter Size

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

How many baby Dusky elephant shrews are in a litter?

A Dusky elephant shrew (Elephantulus fuscus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 11 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Macroscelididae family (genus: Elephantulus). An adult Dusky elephant shrew grows up to a size of 11.9 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Dusky elephant shrew is 1

The dusky elephant shrew or dusky sengi (Elephantulus fuscus) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is found in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. Its natural habitat is dry savanna.

Other animals of the family Macroscelididae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Dusky elephant shrew

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: