Litter Size

How many babies does a Meadow jumping mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Meadow jumping mouses are in a litter?

A Meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 10 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 18 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 6.34 kg (13.99 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Dipodidae family (genus: Zapus). An adult Meadow jumping mouse grows up to a size of 8.6 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Meadow jumping mouse is 5

The meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius) is the most widely distributed mouse in the subfamily Zapodinae. Its range extends from the Atlantic coast in the east to the Great Plains west, and from the arctic tree lines in Canada and Alaska to the north, and Georgia, Alabama, Arizona, and New Mexico to the south. In mid-2014, the New Mexico subspecies of the meadow jumping mouse, Zapus hudsonius luteus, was listed as an endangered species under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Other animals of the family Dipodidae

Meadow jumping mouse is a member of the Dipodidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Meadow jumping mouse

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Meadow jumping mouse

Other animals that usually reach the age of 5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Meadow jumping mouse

What other animals weight around 18 grams (0.04 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Meadow jumping mouse

Also reaching around 8.6 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: