Litter Size

How many babies does a Menzbier’s marmot have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Menzbier’s marmots are in a litter?

A Menzbier’s marmot (Marmota menzbieri) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 29 grams (0.06 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Marmota). An adult Menzbier’s marmot grows up to a size of 45 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 Menzbier's marmot is 2

The Menzbier’s marmot (Marmota menzbieri) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae from Central Asia. It inhabits meadows and steppe at altitudes of 2,000–3,600 m (6,600–11,800 ft) in the western Tien Shan Mountains of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and far northern Tajikistan. It has the smallest range among the Palearctic species of marmot and tends to occur in low densities, with a population estimate in 1998 indicating that there were a total of 22,000 individuals and an estimate in 2005 indicating that there were 20,000–25,000 individuals in Kazakhstan alone. The IUCN considers it vulnerable with the main threat being habitat loss from expanding agriculture and a smaller threat being hunting for food. Locally, its range comes into contact with that of the long-tailed marmot (M. caudata) and the two form a species group, but they segregate by habitat, with the Menzbier’s marmot preferring wetter areas at a higher altitude and with shorter grass.It is the smallest Palearctic species of marmot with a head-and-body length if 34.5–50 cm (13.6–19.7 in) and a weight of 1.85–5 kg (4.1–11.0 lb). It is a relatively short-tailed species with a long and dense fur. Uniquely among marmots, it has dark upperparts and rear parts that contrast clearly with the pale underparts and frontal parts. Like other marmots, it gradually becomes darker overall as the season progresses. The range of the Menzbier’s marmot is split in two by the Pskem River and its valley. Although the two populations are very similar in their appearance, they are clearly separated genetically, leading to the recognition of the northern M. m. menzbieri and the southern subspecies M. m. zachidovi. Menzbier’s marmots hibernate from August or September to April or May.Its name commemorates Russian zoologist Mikhail Aleksandrovich Menzbier.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Menzbier’s marmot is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Menzbier’s marmot

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Menzbier’s marmot

Other animals that usually reach the age of 15 years:

Animals with the same size as a Menzbier’s marmot

Also reaching around 45 cm (1′ 6″) in size do these animals: