How many baby Mount Cameroon forest shrews are in a litter?
A Mount Cameroon forest shrew (Sylvisorex morio) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 34 grams (0.07 lbs) and measure 11.2 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sylvisorex). An adult Mount Cameroon forest shrew grows up to a size of 36.3 cm (1′ 3″).
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 Mount Cameroon forest shrew (Sylvisorex morio) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae endemic to Cameroon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Other animals of the family Soricidae
Mount Cameroon forest shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:
- Ugandan musk shrew weighting only 23 grams
- Savanna swamp shrew weighting only 19 grams
- Chinese mole shrew with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Myosorex varius with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Malayan water shrew weighting only 55 grams
- Bicolored musk shrew with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Madagascan pygmy shrew weighting only 2 grams
- Lesser red musk shrew with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Southeast Asian shrew with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Laxmann’s shrew with 7 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Mount Cameroon forest shrew
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: