Litter Size

How many babies does a Rufous elephant shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Rufous elephant shrews are in a litter?

A Rufous elephant shrew (Elephantulus rufescens) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 57 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 10 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Macroscelididae family (genus: Elephantulus). An adult Rufous elephant shrew grows up to a size of 25 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 Rufous elephant shrew is 1

The rufous elephant shrew, rufous sengi or East African long-eared elephant-shrew (Elephantulus rufescens) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. Found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

Other animals of the family Macroscelididae

Rufous elephant shrew is a member of the Macroscelididae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Rufous elephant shrew

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Rufous elephant shrew

Other animals that usually reach the age of 6 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Rufous elephant shrew

What other animals weight around 52 grams (0.11 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Rufous elephant shrew

Also reaching around 25 cm (0′ 10″) in size do these animals: