Litter Size

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

How many baby Sables are in a litter?

A Sable (Martes zibellina) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 31 grams (0.07 lbs) and measure 8.9 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Mustelidae family (genus: Martes). An adult Sable grows up to a size of 45.1 cm (1′ 6″).

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 Sable is 3

The sable (Martes zibellina) is a species of marten, a small omnivorous mammal primarily inhabiting the forest environments of Russia, from the Ural Mountains throughout Siberia, and northern Mongolia. Its habitat also borders eastern Kazakhstan, China, North Korea and Hokkaidō, Japan. Its range in the wild originally extended through European Russia to Poland and Scandinavia. Historically, it has been hunted for its highly valued dark brown or black fur, which remains a luxury good to this day. While hunting is still common in Russia, most fur on the market is now commercially farmed.

Other animals of the family Mustelidae

Sable is a member of the Mustelidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Sable

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Sable

Other animals that usually reach the age of 15 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Sable

What other animals weight around 1.17 kg (2.58 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Sable

Also reaching around 45.1 cm (1′ 6″) in size do these animals: