Litter Size

How many babies does a Leadbeater’s possum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Leadbeater’s possums are in a litter?

A Leadbeater’s possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 18 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 86 grams (0.19 lbs) and measure 15.7 cm (0′ 7″). They are a member of the Petauridae family (genus: Gymnobelideus). An adult Leadbeater’s possum grows up to a size of 77.3 cm (2′ 7″).

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 Leadbeater's possum is 1

Leadbeater’s possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) is a critically endangered possum largely restricted to small pockets of alpine ash, mountain ash, and snow gum forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia, north-east of Melbourne. It is primitive, relict, and non-gliding, and, as the only species in the petaurid genus Gymnobelideus, represents an ancestral form. Formerly, Leadbeater’s possums were moderately common within the very small areas they inhabited; their requirement for year-round food supplies and tree-holes to take refuge in during the day restricts them to mixed-age wet sclerophyll forest with a dense mid-story of Acacia. The species was named in 1867 after John Leadbeater, the then taxidermist at the Museum Victoria. They also go by the common name of fairy possum. On 2 March 1971, the State of Victoria made the Leadbeater’s possum its faunal emblem.

Other animals of the family Petauridae

Leadbeater’s possum is a member of the Petauridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Leadbeater’s possum

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Leadbeater’s possum

Other animals that usually reach the age of 11 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Leadbeater’s possum

What other animals weight around 137 grams (0.3 lbs)?