Litter Size

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

How many baby Northeast African mole-rats are in a litter?

A Northeast African mole-rat (Tachyoryctes splendens) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 39 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 15 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 5.7 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Tachyoryctes). An adult Northeast African mole-rat grows up to a size of 19.7 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Northeast African mole-rat is 1

The northeast African mole-rat (Tachyoryctes splendens) is a species of rodent in the family Spalacidae and is found in Ethiopia, Somalia, and northwest Kenya. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, dry savanna, high-altitude shrubland and grassland. It lives a solitary existence underground and produces a small litter of pups twice a year, in the two rainy seasons. Some taxonomic authorities lump this species, along with a number of others in the genus, in which case the English name East African mole-rat is used.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Northeast African mole-rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Northeast African mole-rat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Northeast African mole-rat

What other animals weight around 227 grams (0.5 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Northeast African mole-rat

Also reaching around 19.7 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: