Litter Size

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

How many baby Savanna gerbils are in a litter?

A Savanna gerbil (Gerbilliscus validus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 25 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Gerbilliscus). An adult Savanna gerbil grows up to a size of 15 cm (0′ 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 savanna gerbil (Gerbilliscus validus) is a species of gerbil found in Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, and arable land.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Savanna gerbil is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Savanna gerbil

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Savanna gerbil

What other animals weight around 121 grams (0.27 lbs)?