How many baby Radde’s shrews are in a litter?
A Radde’s shrew (Sorex raddei) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex). An adult Radde’s shrew grows up to a size of 7.4 cm (0′ 3″).
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.
Radde’s shrew (Sorex raddei) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, and Turkey.
Other animals of the family Soricidae
Radde’s shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:
- North American least shrew with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Mindanao shrew weighting only 10 grams
- Rainey’s shrew weighting only 14 grams
- Piebald shrew with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Asiatic short-tailed shrew weighting only 12 grams
- Thomas’s small-eared shrew weighting only 12 grams
- Gracile naked-tailed shrew weighting only 14 grams
- Baird’s shrew weighting only 8 grams
- Smoky white-toothed shrew with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Ludia’s shrew weighting only 5 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Radde’s shrew
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once: