Litter Size

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

How many baby North African hedgehogs are in a litter?

A North African hedgehog (Atelerix algirus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 39 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 8 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 4.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Erinaceidae family (genus: Atelerix). An adult North African hedgehog grows up to a size of 21.4 cm (0′ 9″).

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 hedgehog is 3

The North African hedgehog (Atelerix algirus) or Algerian hedgehog, is a mammal species in the family Erinaceidae native to Algeria, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Spain, and Tunisia. Little is known about this hedgehog, even though the most common breed of domesticated hedgehogs is a result of crossing a four-toed hedgehog with a North African hedgehog. Because this species of hedgehog is native to Africa, it has been suggested that it was introduced by humans to the other countries where it is now found, including France, Spain and the Canary Islands. Of the four African hedgehog species, the North African hedgehog is the only one of these hedgehogs that occurs outside Africa. Because the North African hedgehog has such a wide habitat range and has a seemingly stable population, both in the wild and in the domesticated capacity, it does not appear to currently be at risk.

Other animals of the family Erinaceidae

North African hedgehog is a member of the Erinaceidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with North African hedgehog

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a North African hedgehog

Other animals that usually reach the age of 7 years:

Animals with the same weight as a North African hedgehog

What other animals weight around 931 grams (2.05 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a North African hedgehog

Also reaching around 21.4 cm (0′ 9″) in size do these animals: