Litter Size

How many babies does a Günther’s vole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Günther’s voles are in a litter?

A Günther’s vole (Microtus guentheri) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.With 6 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 36 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 21 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.8 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Günther’s vole grows up to a size of 10.7 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Günther's vole is 6

Günther’s vole (Microtus guentheri) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae, also known by the name Levant vole.It is found in Bulgaria, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Syria, Turkey, and Libya. In Libya, its natural habitats are temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and arable land. In Israel, it is common in lowland agricultural fields, in peak years becoming a major crop pest.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Günther’s vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Günther’s vole

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Günther’s vole

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.83 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Günther’s vole

What other animals weight around 50 grams (0.11 lbs)?