Litter Size

How many babies does a Golden-mantled ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Golden-mantled ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Golden-mantled ground squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 29 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Golden-mantled ground squirrel grows up to a size of 21.4 cm (0′ 9″).

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 Golden-mantled ground squirrel is 5

The golden-mantled ground squirrel (Callospermophilus lateralis) is a ground squirrel native to western North America. It is distributed in British Columbia and Alberta through the western United States to California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Golden-mantled ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Golden-mantled ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Golden-mantled ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 175 grams (0.39 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Golden-mantled ground squirrel

Also reaching around 21.4 cm (0′ 9″) in size do these animals: