Litter Size

How many babies does a Javan mongoose have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Javan mongooses are in a litter?

A Javan mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 48 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 24 grams (0.05 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Herpestidae family (genus: Herpestes). An adult Javan mongoose grows up to a size of 27.5 cm (0′ 11″).

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 Javan mongoose is 2

The Javan mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) or small Indian mongoose is a mongoose species native to South and Southeast Asia that has also been introduced to many regions of the world.

Other animals of the family Herpestidae

Javan mongoose is a member of the Herpestidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Javan mongoose

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Javan mongoose

Other animals that usually reach the age of 10 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Javan mongoose

What other animals weight around 758 grams (1.67 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Javan mongoose

Also reaching around 27.5 cm (0′ 11″) in size do these animals: