Litter Size

How many babies does a Harris’s antelope squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Harris’s antelope squirrels are in a litter?

A Harris’s antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus harrisii) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 29 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Ammospermophilus). An adult Harris’s antelope squirrel grows up to a size of 16 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Harris's antelope squirrel is 6

Harris’s antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus harrisii) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in Arizona and New Mexico in the United States, and in Sonora in Mexico. They are adapted to hot weather conditions including a technique called “heat dumping”. They have a wide-ranging diet, including both vegetation, insects, small rodents and carrion.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Harris’s antelope squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Harris’s antelope squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Harris’s antelope squirrel

What other animals weight around 127 grams (0.28 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Harris’s antelope squirrel

Also reaching around 16 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: