Litter Size

How many babies does a Large-eared tenrec have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Large-eared tenrecs are in a litter?

A Large-eared tenrec (Geogale aurita) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 57 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 76 grams (0.17 lbs) and measure 14.6 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Tenrecidae family (genus: Geogale). An adult Large-eared tenrec grows up to a size of 7.1 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Large-eared tenrec is 3

The large-eared tenrec (Geogale aurita) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is the only species in the monotypic genus Geogale, and the only member of the subfamily Geogalinae. It is endemic to Madagascar where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss, but to a lesser extent than was previously thought and is listed by the IUCN as being of “Least Concern”.Geogale is thought to have split from the ancestors of its sister clade, the subfamily Oryzorictinae, about 30 million years ago.

Other animals of the family Tenrecidae

Large-eared tenrec is a member of the Tenrecidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Large-eared tenrec

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Large-eared tenrec

What other animals weight around 6 grams (0.01 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Large-eared tenrec

Also reaching around 7.1 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: