Litter Size

How many babies does a Libyan jird have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Libyan jirds are in a litter?

A Libyan jird (Meriones libycus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 25 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Meriones). An adult Libyan jird grows up to a size of 15 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 Libyan jird (Meriones libycus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Western China. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, intermittent saline lakes, hot deserts, and rural gardens.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Libyan jird is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Libyan jird

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Libyan jird

What other animals weight around 91 grams (0.2 lbs)?