Litter Size

How many babies does a European mole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby European moles are in a litter?

A European mole (Talpa europaea) 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 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Talpidae family (genus: Talpa). An adult European mole grows up to a size of 12.9 cm (0′ 6″).

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 European mole is 3

The European mole (Talpa europaea) is a mammal of the order Eulipotyphla. It is also known as the common mole and the northern mole.This mole lives in a tunnel system, which it constantly extends. It uses these tunnels to hunt its prey. Under normal conditions the displaced earth is pushed to the surface, resulting in the characteristic molehills. It feeds mainly on earthworms, but also on insects, centipedes and even mice and shrews. Its saliva contains toxins which paralyze earthworms in particular.

Other animals of the family Talpidae

European mole is a member of the Talpidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with European mole

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a European mole

Other animals that usually reach the age of 7 years:

Animals with the same weight as a European mole

What other animals weight around 86 grams (0.19 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a European mole

Also reaching around 12.9 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: