Litter Size

How many babies does a Horsfield’s shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Horsfield’s shrews are in a litter?

A Horsfield’s shrew (Crocidura horsfieldii) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Crocidura). An adult Horsfield’s shrew grows up to a size of 6.4 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Horsfield's shrew is 3

Horsfield’s shrew (Crocidura horsfieldii) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae found in Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Horsfield’s shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Horsfield’s shrew

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Horsfield’s shrew

What other animals weight around 5 grams (0.01 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Horsfield’s shrew

Also reaching around 6.4 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: