Litter Size

How many babies does a Nilgiri striped squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Nilgiri striped squirrels are in a litter?

A Nilgiri striped squirrel (Funambulus sublineatus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 8.3 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Funambulus). An adult Nilgiri striped squirrel grows up to a size of 45.7 cm (1′ 6″).

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 Nilgiri striped squirrel is 2

The Nilgiri striped squirrel (Funambulus sublineatus) is a threatened species of rodent, a small squirrel (Sciuridae) from rainforests in the southern Western Ghats, including the Nilgiris, in Peninsular India. It formerly included Funambulus obscurus from Sri Lanka as a subspecies, at which point the English name of the “combined species” also was dusky striped squirrel (a name now restricted to the Sri Lankan species).

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Nilgiri striped squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Nilgiri striped squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Nilgiri striped squirrel

What other animals weight around 70 grams (0.15 lbs)?