Litter Size

How many babies does a Franklin’s ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Franklin’s ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Franklin’s ground squirrel (Spermophilus franklinii) usually gives birth to around 9 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 9 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 28 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 9 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Franklin’s ground squirrel grows up to a size of 24.5 cm (0′ 10″).

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 Franklin's ground squirrel is 9

Franklin’s ground squirrel (Poliocitellus franklinii) is a species of squirrel native to North America, and the only member of the genus Poliocitellus. Due to the destruction of prairie, the populations of Franklin’s ground squirrel have dwindled, approaching levels of concern. However, the species is prolific and locally abundant.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Franklin’s ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Franklin’s ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 9 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Franklin’s ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 458 grams (1.01 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Franklin’s ground squirrel

Also reaching around 24.5 cm (0′ 10″) in size do these animals: