Litter Size

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

How many baby Saiga antelopes are in a litter?

A Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 148 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3.33 kg (7.34 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Saiga). An adult Saiga antelope grows up to a size of 1.16 meter (3′ 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 Saiga antelope is 2

The saiga antelope (, Saiga tatarica) is a critically endangered antelope which during antiquity inhabited a vast area of the Eurasian steppe spanning the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains in the northwest and Caucasus in the southwest into Mongolia in the northeast and Dzungaria in the southeast. During the Pleistocene, they also occurred in Beringian North America and the British Isles. Today, the dominant subspecies (S. t. tatarica) is only found in one region in Russia (in the Republic of Kalmykia and Astrakhan Oblast) and three areas in Kazakhstan (the Ural, Ustiurt, and Betpak-Dala populations). A portion of the Ustiurt population migrates south to Uzbekistan and occasionally Turkmenistan in winter. It is extinct in China and southwestern Mongolia. It was hunted extensively in Romania and Moldova until it became extinct in those regions at the end of the 18th century. The Mongolian subspecies (S. t. mongolica) is found only in western Mongolia.

Other animals of the family Bovidae

Saiga antelope is a member of the Bovidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Saiga antelope

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Saiga antelope

Other animals that usually reach the age of 12 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Saiga antelope

What other animals weight around 37.57 kg (82.82 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Saiga antelope

Also reaching around 1.16 meter (3′ 10″) in size do these animals: