Litter Size

How many babies does a Hooded skunk have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Hooded skunks are in a litter?

A Hooded skunk (Mephitis macroura) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 58 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 210 grams (0.46 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Mustelidae family (genus: Mephitis). An adult Hooded skunk grows up to a size of 30.8 cm (1′ 1″).

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 Hooded skunk is 4

The hooded skunk (Mephitis macroura) is a species of mammal in the family Mephitidae. Mephītis in Latin means “foul odor”, μακρός (makrós) in Greek translates to “long” and οὐρά (ourá) translates to “tail”.

Other animals of the family Mustelidae

Hooded skunk is a member of the Mustelidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Hooded skunk

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Hooded skunk

What other animals weight around 1.1 kg (2.42 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Hooded skunk

Also reaching around 30.8 cm (1′ 1″) in size do these animals: