How many baby Rwanda African mole-rats are in a litter?
A Rwanda African mole-rat (Tachyoryctes ruandae) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 48 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 20 grams (0.04 lbs) and measure 11.2 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Tachyoryctes). An adult Rwanda African mole-rat grows up to a size of 20.9 cm (0′ 9″).
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 Rwanda mole-rat (Tachyoryctes splendens) is a species of rodent in the family Spalacidae found in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, arable land, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, and heavily degraded former forest.Some taxonomic authorities consider it to be conspecific with the East African mole-rat.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Rwanda African mole-rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Tarabundí vole with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Microryzomys minutus weighting only 13 grams
- Texas mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- White-footed vole with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Palawan soft-furred mountain rat raching a size of 14.4 cm (0′ 6″)
- Argentine hocicudo weighting only 67 grams
- Sonoran harvest mouse weighting only 20 grams
- Great gerbil with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Blyth’s vole with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Long-nosed mosaic-tailed rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Rwanda African mole-rat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: