How many baby Juniper voles are in a litter?
A Juniper vole (Microtus juldaschi) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.8 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Juniper vole grows up to a size of 10.7 cm (0′ 5″).
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 juniper mountain vole (Neodon juldaschi) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is found in Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Russia, and Tajikistan.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Juniper vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Sikkim mountain vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Long-haired rat weighting only 221 grams
- Blackish grass mouse weighting only 19 grams
- Flat-haired mouse with 6 babies per pregnancy
- Angular hocicudo weighting only 67 grams
- Target rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Dalton’s mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Blazed Luzon shrew-rat raching a size of 19.5 cm (0′ 8″)
- South African pouched mouse with 6 babies per pregnancy
- White-bellied Luzon tree rat raching a size of 18.5 cm (0′ 8″)
Animals that share a litter size with Juniper vole
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once: