Litter Size

How many babies does a Lesser hedgehog tenrec have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Lesser hedgehog tenrecs are in a litter?

A Lesser hedgehog tenrec (Echinops telfairi) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 62 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 7 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 1.1 meter (3′ 8″). They are a member of the Tenrecidae family (genus: Echinops). An adult Lesser hedgehog tenrec grows up to a size of 16 cm (0′ 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 Lesser hedgehog tenrec is 5

The lesser hedgehog tenrec (Echinops telfairi) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae.It is the only species in the genus Echinops and is named in honour of Charles Telfair.

Other animals of the family Tenrecidae

Lesser hedgehog tenrec is a member of the Tenrecidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Lesser hedgehog tenrec

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Lesser hedgehog tenrec

Other animals that usually reach the age of 13 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Lesser hedgehog tenrec

What other animals weight around 160 grams (0.35 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Lesser hedgehog tenrec

Also reaching around 16 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: