Litter Size

How many babies does a Greater bilby have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Greater bilbys are in a litter?

A Greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 4 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 14 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Peramelidae family (genus: Macrotis). An adult Greater bilby grows up to a size of 37.5 cm (1′ 3″).

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 Greater bilby is 2

The greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis), often referred to simply as the bilby since the lesser bilby (Macrotis leucura) became extinct in the 1950s, is an Australian species of nocturnal omnivorous animal in the order Peramelemorphia. Other vernacular names include dalgyte, pinkie, or rabbit-eared bandicoot. Greater bilbies live in arid parts of northwestern and central Australia. Their range and population is in decline.

Other animals of the family Peramelidae

Greater bilby is a member of the Peramelidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Greater bilby

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Greater bilby

Other animals that usually reach the age of 10 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Greater bilby

What other animals weight around 1.23 kg (2.71 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Greater bilby

Also reaching around 37.5 cm (1′ 3″) in size do these animals: