Litter Size

How many babies does a Northern three-toed jerboa have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Northern three-toed jerboas are in a litter?

A Northern three-toed jerboa (Dipus sagitta) 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 27 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Dipodidae family (genus: Dipus). An adult Northern three-toed jerboa grows up to a size of 11.6 cm (0′ 5″).

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 three-toed jerboa is 3

The northern three-toed jerboa (Dipus sagitta) is a species of rodent in the family Dipodidae. It is monotypic within the genus Dipus.It ranges across Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, China and Mongolia. A common species, the International Union for Conservation of Nature rates it as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Dipodidae

Northern three-toed jerboa is a member of the Dipodidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Northern three-toed jerboa

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Northern three-toed jerboa

What other animals weight around 89 grams (0.2 lbs)?