Litter Size

How many babies does a Indian pangolin have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Indian pangolins are in a litter?

A Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 67 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 311 grams (0.69 lbs) and measure 19.1 cm (0′ 8″). They are a member of the Manidae family (genus: Manis). An adult Indian pangolin grows up to a size of 54.3 cm (1′ 10″).

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 Indian pangolin is 1

The Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata), also called thick-tailed pangolin and scaly anteater is a pangolin native to the Indian subcontinent.Like other pangolins, it has large, overlapping scales on its body which act as armour. It can also curl itself into a ball (volvation) as self-defence against predators such as the tiger. The colour of its scales varies depending on the colour of the earth in its surroundings.It is an insectivore, feeding on ants and termites, digging them out of mounds and logs using its long claws, which are as long as its fore limbs. It is nocturnal and rests in deep burrows during the day.It is not common anywhere in its range, and is threatened by hunting for its meat and for various body parts used in traditional medicine.

Other animals of the family Manidae

Indian pangolin is a member of the Manidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Indian pangolin

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Indian pangolin

Other animals that usually reach the age of 13.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Indian pangolin

What other animals weight around 8.02 kg (17.68 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Indian pangolin

Also reaching around 54.3 cm (1′ 10″) in size do these animals: