Litter Size

How many babies does a Namaqua dune mole-rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Namaqua dune mole-rats are in a litter?

A Namaqua dune mole-rat (Bathyergus janetta) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 15 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 5.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Bathyergidae family (genus: Bathyergus). An adult Namaqua dune mole-rat grows up to a size of 42.5 cm (1′ 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.

The average litter size of a Namaqua dune mole-rat is 3

The Namaqua dune mole-rat (Bathyergus janetta) is a species of rodent in the family Bathyergidae.It is found in Namibia and South Africa.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, caves, and sandy shores.The IUCN assessment states that : Although the extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 kmĀ², and the potential impact of diamond mining remains to be quantified, at present there is no reason to believe that the species is declining, and its presence in areas entirely restricted to public access (and with extremely high protection) suggest it should be Least Concern.

Other animals of the family Bathyergidae

Namaqua dune mole-rat is a member of the Bathyergidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Namaqua dune mole-rat

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Namaqua dune mole-rat

What other animals weight around 389 grams (0.86 lbs)?