Litter Size

How many babies does a Long-nosed bandicoot have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Long-nosed bandicoots are in a litter?

A Long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 12 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 253 grams (0.56 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Peramelidae family (genus: Perameles). An adult Long-nosed bandicoot grows up to a size of 32.3 cm (1′ 1″).

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 Long-nosed bandicoot is 2

The long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) is a species of bandicoot found in eastern Australia, from north Queensland along the east coast to Victoria. Around 40 centimetres (16 in) long, it is sandy- or grey-brown with a long snouty nose. Omnivorous, it forages for invertebrates, fungi and plants at night.

Other animals of the family Peramelidae

Long-nosed bandicoot is a member of the Peramelidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Long-nosed bandicoot

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-nosed bandicoot

What other animals weight around 720 grams (1.59 lbs)?