Litter Size

How many babies does a Meller’s mongoose have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Meller’s mongooses are in a litter?

A Meller’s mongoose (Rhynchogale melleri) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 80 grams (0.18 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Herpestidae family (genus: Rhynchogale). An adult Meller’s mongoose grows up to a size of 46 cm (1′ 7″).

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 Meller's mongoose is 2

Meller’s mongoose (Rhynchogale melleri) is a species of mongoose found in Africa. It occurs in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is the only member of the genus Rhynchogale.

Other animals of the family Herpestidae

Meller’s mongoose is a member of the Herpestidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Meller’s mongoose

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Meller’s mongoose

What other animals weight around 2.24 kg (4.94 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Meller’s mongoose

Also reaching around 46 cm (1′ 7″) in size do these animals: