Litter Size

How many babies does a Lesser cane rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Lesser cane rats are in a litter?

A Lesser cane rat (Thryonomys gregorianus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 91 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 21 grams (0.05 lbs) and measure 36.8 cm (1′ 3″). They are a member of the Thryonomyidae family (genus: Thryonomys). An adult Lesser cane rat grows up to a size of 18.4 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Lesser cane rat is 2

The lesser cane rat (Thryonomys gregorianus) is a species of rodent in the family Thryonomyidae. It is found in Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Mozambique. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and shrub-dominated wetlands.

Other animals of the family Thryonomyidae

Lesser cane rat is a member of the Thryonomyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Lesser cane rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Lesser cane rat

What other animals weight around 2.71 kg (5.97 lbs)?