How many baby Rusty-spotted genets are in a litter?
A Rusty-spotted genet (Genetta maculata) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 77 grams (0.17 lbs) and measure 14.6 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Viverridae family (genus: Genetta). An adult Rusty-spotted genet grows up to a size of 55.4 cm (1′ 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 rusty-spotted genet (Genetta maculata), also called panther genet and large-spotted genet, is a genet that is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa. It is considered common and therefore listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.
Other animals of the family Viverridae
Rusty-spotted genet is a member of the Viverridae, as are these animals:
- Otter civet with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Crested servaline genet with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Aquatic genet weighting around 1.65 kilograms (3.64 lbs)
- Malagasy civet with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Servaline genet with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Large Indian civet with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Malabar large-spotted civet becoming 14 years old
- Small Indian civet with 3 babies per pregnancy
- African civet with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Eastern falanouc with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Rusty-spotted genet
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- White-sided jackrabbit
- Maritime striped squirrel
- Baluchistan pygmy jerboa
- American shrew mole
- San Lorenzo mouse
- Big deer mouse
- Western gray squirrel
- Indian hedgehog
Animals with the same weight as a Rusty-spotted genet
What other animals weight around 1.95 kg (4.3 lbs)?
- African savanna hare usually reaching 1.76 kgs (3.88 lbs)
- Steppe polecat usually reaching 1.68 kgs (3.7 lbs)
- Manchurian hare usually reaching 1.84 kgs (4.06 lbs)
- Woodlark cuscus usually reaching 1.63 kgs (3.59 lbs)
- Mountain cuscus usually reaching 1.82 kgs (4.01 lbs)
- Southern giant slender-tailed cloud rat usually reaching 1.84 kgs (4.06 lbs)
- Snowshoe hare usually reaching 1.57 kgs (3.46 lbs)
- Alpine woolly rat usually reaching 2.04 kgs (4.5 lbs)
- Golden bamboo lemur usually reaching 1.57 kgs (3.46 lbs)
- White-faced saki usually reaching 1.67 kgs (3.68 lbs)