How many baby Large moles are in a litter?
A Large mole (Mogera robusta) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 39 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. 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 Large mole grows up to a size of 14.9 cm (0′ 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 large mole or Ussuri mole (Mogera robusta), is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae (treated as a subspecies of the Japanese mole by some authorities). It is found in China, North Korea, South Korea, and Russia and lives in a long burrow, seldom emerging on the surface of the ground during the day.
Other animals of the family Talpidae
Large mole is a member of the Talpidae, as are these animals:
- Broad-footed mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Spanish mole weighting only 48 grams
- True’s shrew mole with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Balkan mole weighting only 70 grams
- Roman mole weighting only 92 grams
- Townsend’s mole with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Small Japanese mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Hairy-tailed mole with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Coast mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Kobe mole with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Large mole
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Black-tailed dasyure
- Blackish white-toothed shrew
- Swinhoe’s striped squirrel
- Four-toed hedgehog
- Japanese mole
- Cape York rat
- Altai birch mouse
- North American beaver
- Monito del monte
- Salt marsh harvest mouse
Animals with the same size as a Large mole
Also reaching around 14.9 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals:
- White-bellied mosaic-tailed rat gets as big as 15.3 cm (0′ 7″)
- Linnaeus’s mouse opossum gets as big as 12 cm (0′ 5″)
- European mole gets as big as 12.9 cm (0′ 6″)
- Pteropus gilliardi gets as big as 15.9 cm (0′ 7″)
- Rough-haired golden mole gets as big as 15 cm (0′ 6″)
- Betsileo short-tailed rat gets as big as 16.2 cm (0′ 7″)
- Yellow-spotted brush-furred rat gets as big as 12.2 cm (0′ 5″)
- Allen’s cotton rat gets as big as 17 cm (0′ 7″)
- Coast mole gets as big as 12.3 cm (0′ 5″)
- Bridges’s degu gets as big as 15.9 cm (0′ 7″)