How many baby Eared hutias are in a litter?
A Eared hutia (Mesocapromys auritus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 34 grams (0.07 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Capromyidae family (genus: Mesocapromys). An adult Eared hutia grows up to a size of 30.1 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 eared hutia or large-eared hutia (Mesocapromys auritus) is a species of rodent in the family Capromyidae. It is endemic to the island of Cayo Fragoso off the northern coast of Cuba.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests and swamps. This species is threatened by habitat loss, with IUCN Red List Endangered species status.
Other animals of the family Capromyidae
Eared hutia is a member of the Capromyidae, as are these animals:
- Desmarest’s hutia with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Dwarf hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Hispaniolan hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Black-tailed hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Bahamian hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Prehensile-tailed hutia with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Jamaican coney with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Little Swan Island hutia weighting around 1.5 kilograms (3.31 lbs)
Animals that share a litter size with Eared hutia
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: