Litter Size

How many babies does a Marsh mongoose have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Marsh mongooses are in a litter?

A Marsh mongoose (Atilax paludinosus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 77 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 100 grams (0.22 lbs) and measure 18 cm (0′ 8″). They are a member of the Herpestidae family (genus: Atilax). An adult Marsh mongoose grows up to a size of 50 cm (1′ 8″).

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 Marsh mongoose is 2

The marsh mongoose (Atilax paludinosus) is a medium-sized mongoose native to sub-Saharan Africa, where it inhabits foremost freshwater wetlands. It has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 2008.

Other animals of the family Herpestidae

Marsh mongoose is a member of the Herpestidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Marsh mongoose

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Marsh mongoose

Other animals that usually reach the age of 17.42 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Marsh mongoose

What other animals weight around 3.6 kg (7.94 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Marsh mongoose

Also reaching around 50 cm (1′ 8″) in size do these animals: