Litter Size

How many babies does a Pousargues’s mongoose have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Pousargues’s mongooses are in a litter?

A Pousargues’s mongoose (Dologale dybowskii) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 199 grams (0.44 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Herpestidae family (genus: Dologale). An adult Pousargues’s mongoose grows up to a size of 29 cm (1′ 0″).

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 Pousargues's mongoose is 4

Pousargues’s mongoose (Dologale dybowskii), also known as the African tropical savannah mongoose, is a mongoose native to Central Africa. It is listed as data deficient on the IUCN Red List as little is known about its distribution and ecology.Up to the late 20th century, it was known from only around 30 zoological specimens in natural history museum collections.

Other animals of the family Herpestidae

Pousargues’s mongoose is a member of the Herpestidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Pousargues’s mongoose

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Pousargues’s mongoose

What other animals weight around 362 grams (0.8 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Pousargues’s mongoose

Also reaching around 29 cm (1′ 0″) in size do these animals: