Litter Size

How many babies does a Jungle palm squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Jungle palm squirrels are in a litter?

A Jungle palm squirrel (Funambulus tristriatus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Funambulus). An adult Jungle palm squirrel grows up to a size of 45.7 cm (1′ 6″).

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 Jungle palm squirrel is 2

The jungle palm squirrel, jungle striped squirrel, or Western Ghats squirrel (Funambulus tristriatus) is a species of rodents in the family Sciuridae endemic to India.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and plantations.This species is tolerant to habitat changes and is common in tea plantations in Western Ghats. This squirrel is confined to forests with tall trees within the West Coast of the Indian Peninsula. This confinement has led the Jungle Palm Squirrel to be a pest to cacao, mangos, grapes, and sapota, which are plants that commonly grow in the type of forest that this squirrel is confined to. The ratio between male and females is not split evenly, males have been reported to have a larger share of the population. Potential factors for the uneven sex ration include differences in “rate of persistence, mortality, dispersal, and predation pressure” (Bhat and Matthew 135).

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Jungle palm squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Jungle palm squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Jungle palm squirrel

What other animals weight around 135 grams (0.3 lbs)?