Litter Size

How many babies does a Highland tuco-tuco have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Highland tuco-tucos are in a litter?

A Highland tuco-tuco (Ctenomys opimus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 60 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 7 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 3.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Ctenomyidae family (genus: Ctenomys). An adult Highland tuco-tuco grows up to a size of 21.3 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 highland tuco-tuco (Ctenomys opimus) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae. It is found in high grassland in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru where it lives in burrows.

Other animals of the family Ctenomyidae

Highland tuco-tuco is a member of the Ctenomyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Highland tuco-tuco

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Highland tuco-tuco

What other animals weight around 327 grams (0.72 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Highland tuco-tuco

Also reaching around 21.3 cm (0′ 9″) in size do these animals: