Litter Size

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

How many baby Plains pocket gophers are in a litter?

A Plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 20 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 14.6 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Geomyidae family (genus: Geomys). An adult Plains pocket gopher grows up to a size of 16.8 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Plains pocket gopher is 3

The plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius) is one of 35 species of pocket gophers, so named in reference to their externally located, fur-lined cheek pouches. They are burrowing animals, found in grasslands and agricultural land across the Great Plains of North America, from Manitoba to Texas. Pocket gophers are the most highly fossorial rodents found in North America.

Other animals of the family Geomyidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Plains pocket gopher

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Plains pocket gopher

Other animals that usually reach the age of 7.17 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Plains pocket gopher

What other animals weight around 179 grams (0.39 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Plains pocket gopher

Also reaching around 16.8 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: