Litter Size

How many babies does a Himalayan shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Himalayan shrews are in a litter?

A Himalayan shrew (Soriculus nigrescens) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Soriculus). An adult Himalayan shrew grows up to a size of 9.8 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Himalayan shrew is 4

The Himalayan shrew (Soriculus nigrescens) is found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal, is currently the only species in the genus Soriculus within the tribe Nectogalini, although the species Chodsigoa and Episoriculus, which occur in southeastern Asia, as well as those of the fossil European genus Asoriculus, were formerly included there.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Himalayan shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Himalayan shrew

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Himalayan shrew

What other animals weight around 14 grams (0.03 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Himalayan shrew

Also reaching around 9.8 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: