Litter Size

How many babies does a Malagasy civet have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Malagasy civets are in a litter?

A Malagasy civet (Fossa fossana) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 88 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 70 grams (0.15 lbs) and measure 8.3 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Viverridae family (genus: Fossa). An adult Malagasy civet grows up to a size of 45.7 cm (1′ 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 average litter size of a Malagasy civet is 1

The Malagasy or striped civet (Fossa fossana), also known as the fanaloka (Malagasy, [fə̥ˈnaluk]) or jabady, is an euplerid endemic to Madagascar.The Malagasy civet is a small mammal, about 47 centimetres (19 in) long excluding the tail (which is only about 20 centimetres (7.9 in)). It can weigh 1.5 to 2.0 kilograms (3.3 to 4.4 lb). It is endemic to the tropical forests of Madagascar. Malagasy civets are nocturnal. It eats small vertebrates, insects, aquatic animals, and eggs stolen from birds’ nests. The mating season of the Malagasy civet is August to September and the gestation period is three months, ending with the birth of one young. The Malagasy Civet is listed as Vulnerable by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Other animals of the family Viverridae

Malagasy civet is a member of the Viverridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Malagasy civet

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Malagasy civet

Other animals that usually reach the age of 11 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Malagasy civet

What other animals weight around 1.86 kg (4.09 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Malagasy civet

Also reaching around 45.7 cm (1′ 6″) in size do these animals: