Litter Size

How many babies does a Egyptian mongoose have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Egyptian mongooses are in a litter?

A Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 76 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2.7 kg (5.95 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Herpestidae family (genus: Herpestes). An adult Egyptian mongoose grows up to a size of 57.5 cm (1′ 11″).

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 Egyptian mongoose is 3

The Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon), also known as ichneumon, is a mongoose species native to the Iberian Peninsula, coastal regions along the Mediterranean Sea between North Africa and Turkey, tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands in Africa. Because of its widespread occurrence, it is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.

Other animals of the family Herpestidae

Egyptian mongoose is a member of the Herpestidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Egyptian mongoose

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Egyptian mongoose

Other animals that usually reach the age of 20 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Egyptian mongoose

What other animals weight around 3 kg (6.6 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Egyptian mongoose

Also reaching around 57.5 cm (1′ 11″) in size do these animals: