Litter Size

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

How many baby Greater dwarf lemurs are in a litter?

A Greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 70 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 18 grams (0.04 lbs) and measure 7.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Cheirogaleidae family (genus: Cheirogaleus). An adult Greater dwarf lemur grows up to a size of 22.5 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 Greater dwarf lemur is 2

The greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), or the Geoffroy’s dwarf lemur, is a lemur that is widely distributed over the primary and secondary forests near the eastern coast of Madagascar. They are also found in northern parts of Madagascar. Greater dwarf lemurs live in forests and dry scrub areas. The head and body of the greater dwarf lemur can range from 167 to 264 millimeters in length, and 164 to 600 grams. Their tails can range from 195 to 310 millimeters in length.Greater dwarf lemurs are nocturnal. During the day, they sleep in nests of twigs, leaves, and grass, or hollowed sections of trees padded with dry leaves.Their diet consists mostly of fruits, flowers, and nectar. Flower nectar is an important part of the diet from November to December. Sometimes they will also eat insects and small vertebrates. During the dry seasons they will store fat in their tail and become dormant.Its fur is short, dense, grey or reddish brown, and there are dark circles of fur around the eyes. At the end of the wet season the tail will become somewhat swollen with fat.The greater dwarf lemur is preyed upon by the ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans) during the dormant season. Other predators the Malagasy tree boa (Boa manditra), the Madagascar buzzard (Buteo brachypterus), and it is thought probably by the Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) as well, since the latter preys on other lemurs.

Other animals of the family Cheirogaleidae

Greater dwarf lemur is a member of the Cheirogaleidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Greater dwarf lemur

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Greater dwarf lemur

Other animals that usually reach the age of 15 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Greater dwarf lemur

What other animals weight around 447 grams (0.99 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Greater dwarf lemur

Also reaching around 22.5 cm (0′ 9″) in size do these animals: