Litter Size

How many babies does a Mountain ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Mountain ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Mountain ground squirrel (Xerus princeps) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 45 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 20 grams (0.04 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Xerus). An adult Mountain ground squirrel grows up to a size of 24.7 cm (0′ 10″).

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 Mountain ground squirrel is 2

The mountain ground squirrel (Xerus princeps) is a rodent that is native to southwestern Angola, western Namibia, and western South Africa. It is also known as the Kaoko ground squirrel or the Damara ground squirrel.It is the closest relative of the Cape ground squirrel (Latin name Xerus inauris), which is so similar in appearance that the two are difficult to distinguish in the field. Both species have long bushy black and white tails with a white stripe from the shoulder towards the rump. Xerus princeps is slightly larger, on average, than X. inauris, although there is considerable overlap in body size. Differences in skull morphology also distinguish the two species, and the incisors are yellow to orange rather than white as in X. inauris.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Mountain ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Mountain ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Mountain ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 625 grams (1.38 lbs)?