Litter Size

How many babies does a Ruwenzori otter shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Ruwenzori otter shrews are in a litter?

A Ruwenzori otter shrew (Micropotamogale ruwenzorii) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.8 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Tenrecidae family (genus: Micropotamogale). An adult Ruwenzori otter shrew grows up to a size of 16 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Ruwenzori otter shrew is 1

The Ruwenzori otter shrew (Micropotamogale ruwenzorii) is a species of semiaquatic dwarf otter shrew of the family Potamogalidae. It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Otter shrews are shrew-like afrotherian mammals found in sub-Saharan Africa. They are most closely related to the tenrecs of Madagascar.

Other animals of the family Tenrecidae

Ruwenzori otter shrew is a member of the Tenrecidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Ruwenzori otter shrew

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Ruwenzori otter shrew

What other animals weight around 112 grams (0.25 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Ruwenzori otter shrew

Also reaching around 16 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: