Litter Size

How many babies does a Duthie’s golden mole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Duthie’s golden moles are in a litter?

A Duthie’s golden mole (Chlorotalpa duthieae) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 173 grams (0.38 lbs) and measure 7.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Chrysochloridae family (genus: Chlorotalpa). An adult Duthie’s golden mole grows up to a size of 10 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Duthie's golden mole is 2

Duthie’s golden mole (Chlorotalpa duthieae) is a species of mammal in the family Chrysochloridae. It is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, moist savanna, temperate grassland, arable land, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, urban areas, and introduced vegetation. It is threatened by habitat destruction. The specific name duthieae was given in honour of Dr. Augusta Vera Duthie, a South African botanist.

Other animals of the family Chrysochloridae

Duthie’s golden mole is a member of the Chrysochloridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Duthie’s golden mole

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same size as a Duthie’s golden mole

Also reaching around 10 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: