Litter Size

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

How many baby Ochre mole-rats are in a litter?

A Ochre mole-rat (Cryptomys ochraceocinereus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 7 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 3.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Bathyergidae family (genus: Cryptomys). An adult Ochre mole-rat 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 Ochre mole-rat (Fukomys ochraceocinereus) is a species of rodent in the family Bathyergidae.It is found in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and Uganda.Its natural habitats are moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, caves, and arable land.

Other animals of the family Bathyergidae

Ochre mole-rat is a member of the Bathyergidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Ochre mole-rat

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Ochre mole-rat

What other animals weight around 200 grams (0.44 lbs)?