How many baby Kobe moles are in a litter?
A Kobe mole (Mogera kobeae) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 39.45 kg (86.96 lbs) and measure 3.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Talpidae family (genus: Mogera). An adult Kobe mole grows up to a size of 3.69 meter (12′ 2″).
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 Kobe mole (Mogera kobeae) is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae. It is endemic to a number of islands in central and southern Japan.At least one researcher considers M. kobeae and the large mole (M. robusta) to be the same species. Further research is necessary to determine the correct taxonomic classification.
Other animals of the family Talpidae
Kobe mole is a member of the Talpidae, as are these animals:
- Japanese shrew mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Inquisitive shrew mole raching a size of 7.5 cm (0′ 3″)
- Japanese mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Star-nosed mole with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Chinese shrew mole weighting only 16 grams
- Kloss’s mole with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Roman mole weighting only 92 grams
- Balkan mole weighting only 70 grams
- Pyrenean desman with 3 babies per pregnancy
- European mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Kobe mole
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Kinabalu squirrel
- Singing vole
- Creeping vole
- Mountain spiny pocket mouse
- Deroo’s mouse
- Long-nosed dasyure
- Swamp musk shrew
- Nelson’s pocket mouse
- Hartwig’s soft-furred mouse
- Fat-tailed gerbil
Animals with the same weight as a Kobe mole
What other animals weight around 95 grams (0.21 lbs)?
- Durango chipmunk weighting 85 grams
- Diminutive woodrat weighting 80 grams
- Whiskered flying squirrel weighting 108 grams
- White-tipped tufted-tailed rat weighting 100 grams
- Broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat weighting 85 grams
- Gray flying fox weighting 90 grams
- Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat weighting 93 grams
- Brooke’s squirrel weighting 114 grams
- Greater spear-nosed bat weighting 91 grams
- Woolly mouse opossum weighting 107 grams