Litter Size

How many babies does a Red-legged sun squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Red-legged sun squirrels are in a litter?

A Red-legged sun squirrel (Heliosciurus rufobrachium) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 7 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Heliosciurus). An adult Red-legged sun squirrel grows up to a size of 23.8 cm (0′ 10″).

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 Red-legged sun squirrel is 2

The red-legged sun squirrel (Heliosciurus rufobrachium) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae, also commonly known as the crab-eating mongoose and the isabelline red-legged sun squirrel. It is native to tropical western and central Africa where its range extends from Senegal in the west, through Nigeria and the Republic of Congo to Uganda and Tanzania in the east. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist savanna. This species is thought to be common and has a very wide distribution, so the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Red-legged sun squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Red-legged sun squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Red-legged sun squirrel

Other animals that usually reach the age of 8.83 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Red-legged sun squirrel

What other animals weight around 333 grams (0.73 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Red-legged sun squirrel

Also reaching around 23.8 cm (0′ 10″) in size do these animals: