Litter Size

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

How many baby Mountain weasels are in a litter?

A Mountain weasel (Mustela altaica) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 40 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.1 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Mustelidae family (genus: Mustela). An adult Mountain weasel grows up to a size of 24.4 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 weasel is 5

The mountain weasel (Mustela altaica), also known as the pale weasel, Altai weasel or solongoi, primarily lives in high-altitude environments, as well as rocky tundra and grassy woodlands.This weasel rests in rock crevices, tree trunks, and abandoned burrows of other animals or the animals it previously hunted. The home range size of this animal is currently unknown. Geographical distribution for this species lies in parts of Asia from Kazakhstan, Tibet, and the Himalayas to Mongolia, northeastern China, and southern Siberia. The most common area for this species, however, is Ladakh, India. The conservation status, according to the IUCN, is near threatened because it is considered to be in significant decline and requires monitoring mainly because of habitat and resource loss.

Other animals of the family Mustelidae

Mountain weasel is a member of the Mustelidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Mountain weasel

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Mountain weasel

What other animals weight around 180 grams (0.4 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Mountain weasel

Also reaching around 24.4 cm (0′ 10″) in size do these animals: