Litter Size

How many babies does a Northern pocket gopher have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Northern pocket gophers are in a litter?

A Northern pocket gopher (Thomomys talpoides) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 19 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 36.8 cm (1′ 3″). They are a member of the Geomyidae family (genus: Thomomys). An adult Northern pocket gopher grows up to a size of 15.2 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 Northern pocket gopher is 4

The northern pocket gopher (Thomomys talpoides) was first described in writing by Lewis and Clark, who encountered it on April 9, 1805 at the mouth of the Knife River in what is now North Dakota. These animals are often rich brown or yellowish brown, but also grayish or closely approaching local soil color and have white markings under the chin. They also weigh less than a quarter of a pound (110 grams).Their habitat consists usually of good soil in meadows or along streams; most often in mountains, but also in lowlands.A special note about the northern pocket gopher is that it rarely appears above ground; when it does, it rarely ventures more than 2.5 feet from a burrow entrance. Underground, however, they often have tunnels that extend hundreds of feet where they live, store food and mate.[1]

Other animals of the family Geomyidae

Northern pocket gopher is a member of the Geomyidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Northern pocket gopher

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Northern pocket gopher

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.75 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Northern pocket gopher

What other animals weight around 105 grams (0.23 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Northern pocket gopher

Also reaching around 15.2 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: