Litter Size

How many babies does a Nimba otter shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Nimba otter shrews are in a litter?

A Nimba otter shrew (Micropotamogale lamottei) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Tenrecidae family (genus: Micropotamogale). An adult Nimba otter shrew grows up to a size of 16 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Nimba otter shrew is 3

The Nimba otter shrew (Micropotamogale lamottei) is a dwarf otter shrew and belongs to the mammal family Potamogalidae. Otter shrews are shrew-like afrotherian mammals found in sub-Saharan Africa. They are most closely related to the tenrecs of Madagascar. This species belongs to the genus Micropotamogale, literally meaning “tiny river weasel”. It is native to the Mount Nimba area which rests along the border of Liberia, Guinea, and Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in West Africa.

Other animals of the family Tenrecidae

Nimba otter shrew is a member of the Tenrecidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Nimba otter shrew

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Nimba otter shrew

What other animals weight around 69 grams (0.15 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Nimba otter shrew

Also reaching around 16 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: