Litter Size

How many babies does a Selous’s mongoose have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Selous’s mongooses are in a litter?

A Selous’s mongoose (Paracynictis selousi) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Herpestidae family (genus: Paracynictis). An adult Selous’s mongoose grows up to a size of 42.8 cm (1′ 5″).

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 Selous's mongoose is 2

Selous’s mongoose (Paracynictis selousi) is a carnivore of southern Africa. It is the only member of the genus Paracynictis in the mongoose family.

Other animals of the family Herpestidae

Selous’s mongoose is a member of the Herpestidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Selous’s mongoose

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Selous’s mongoose

What other animals weight around 1.67 kg (3.68 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Selous’s mongoose

Also reaching around 42.8 cm (1′ 5″) in size do these animals: