How many baby Middendorf’s voles are in a litter?
A Middendorf’s vole (Microtus middendorffi) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 10 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.8 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Middendorf’s vole grows up to a size of 11.1 cm (0′ 5″).
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.
Middendorf’s vole (Microtus middendorffi) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in Russia.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Middendorf’s vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Bougainville naked-tailed rat weighting only 397 grams
- Guinean gerbil weighting only 103 grams
- Ash-grey mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Palawan soft-furred mountain rat raching a size of 14.4 cm (0′ 6″)
- Angoni vlei rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Gambian pouched rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Nolthenius’s long-tailed climbing mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Ethiopian white-footed mouse with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Mediterranean pine vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Bower’s white-toothed rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Middendorf’s vole
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once: