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:
- Zambian mole-rat weighting only 76 grams
- Namaqua dune mole-rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Common mole-rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Damaraland mole-rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Cape dune mole-rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Ansell’s mole-rat weighting only 85 grams
- Cape mole-rat with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Naked mole-rat with 11 babies per pregnancy
- Mechow’s mole-rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Bocage’s mole-rat weighting only 93 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Ochre mole-rat
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Major’s pine vole
- Atlantic Forest climbing mouse
- Lesser Egyptian jerboa
- Heath mouse
- Fat sand rat
- Northern mole vole
- Geoxus valdivianus
- Yarkand hare
- Short-nosed harvest mouse
- Smooth-coated otter
Animals with the same weight as a Ochre mole-rat
What other animals weight around 200 grams (0.44 lbs)?
- Desert pocket gopher weighting 206 grams
- Palawan treeshrew weighting 168 grams
- Mountain treeshrew weighting 168 grams
- Annandale’s rat weighting 197 grams
- Eastern rat weighting 230 grams
- Middle East blind mole-rat weighting 180 grams
- Tawny-bellied cotton rat weighting 196 grams
- Mountain weasel weighting 180 grams
- Hairy-tailed antsangy weighting 219 grams
- Shrew-faced squirrel weighting 230 grams