Litter Size

How many babies does a Ruddy mongoose have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Ruddy mongooses are in a litter?

A Ruddy mongoose (Herpestes smithii) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 24 grams (0.05 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Herpestidae family (genus: Herpestes). An adult Ruddy mongoose grows up to a size of 40.7 cm (1′ 5″).

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 Ruddy mongoose is 2

The ruddy mongoose (Herpestes smithii) is a mongoose species native to hill forests in India and Sri Lanka. This mongoose, along with the striped-neck and Indian grey mongeese, are the only mongoose species endemic to India and Sri Lanka. The ruddy mongoose is very closely related to Indian grey mongoose, but distinguished by its slightly larger size and black-tipped tail extending for 2 to 3 inches at the distal end. There are two subspecies of this mongoose, H. smithii smithii in India, and H. smithii zeylanicus (Thomas, 1852) in Sri Lanka.

Other animals of the family Herpestidae

Ruddy mongoose is a member of the Herpestidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Ruddy mongoose

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Ruddy mongoose

What other animals weight around 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Ruddy mongoose

Also reaching around 40.7 cm (1′ 5″) in size do these animals: