Litter Size

How many babies does a Lesser dwarf shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Lesser dwarf shrews are in a litter?

A Lesser dwarf shrew (Suncus varilla) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.4 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Suncus). An adult Lesser dwarf shrew grows up to a size of 12.6 cm (0′ 5″).

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 dwarf shrew is 3

The lesser dwarf shrew (Suncus varilla) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Lesser dwarf shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Lesser dwarf shrew

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Lesser dwarf shrew

What other animals weight around 5 grams (0.01 lbs)?