Litter Size

How many babies does a North African elephant shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby North African elephant shrews are in a litter?

A North African elephant shrew (Elephantulus rozeti) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 75 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 8 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Macroscelididae family (genus: Elephantulus). An adult North African elephant shrew grows up to a size of 12.8 cm (0′ 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 North African elephant shrew is 2

The North African elephant shrew (Petrosaltator rozeti) or North African sengi is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is found in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia, and is the only extant afrotherian within its range. Recent phylogenetic analyses suggest that its status as the only extant member of its order north of the Sahara has resulted in a genetic split from the other Macroscelididae species. This split likely occurred during the Miocene period. In 2016, John Dumbacher and colleagues created a new genus, Petrosaltator, for this species, recombining the scientific name to Petrosaltator rozeti.

Other animals of the family Macroscelididae

North African elephant shrew is a member of the Macroscelididae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with North African elephant shrew

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a North African elephant shrew

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3 years:

Animals with the same weight as a North African elephant shrew

What other animals weight around 43 grams (0.09 lbs)?