How many baby Great jerboas are in a litter?
A Great jerboa (Allactaga major) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 13 kg (28.66 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Dipodidae family (genus: Allactaga). An adult Great jerboa grows up to a size of 2.83 meter (9′ 4″).
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 great jerboa (Allactaga major) is a species of rodent in the family Dipodidae. It is found in Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. It mainly lives in deserts.
Other animals of the family Dipodidae
Great jerboa is a member of the Dipodidae, as are these animals:
- Altai birch mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Lesser fat-tailed jerboa with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Blanford’s jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Pacific jumping mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Euphrates jerboa with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Baluchistan pygmy jerboa with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Thick-tailed pygmy jerboa with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Gobi jerboa with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Baluchistan pygmy jerboa with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Greater Egyptian jerboa with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Great jerboa
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once: