Litter Size

How many babies does a Short-eared possum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Short-eared possums are in a litter?

A Short-eared possum (Trichosurus caninus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 16 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 29.62 kg (65.3 lbs) and measure 12.5 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Phalangeridae family (genus: Trichosurus). An adult Short-eared possum grows up to a size of 3.5 meter (11′ 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 Short-eared possum is 1

The short-eared possum (Trichosurus caninus) is a species of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae endemic to Australia. Found north of Sydney, the species was once classed as a mountain brushtail possum, which is its closest relative.In the wild, they can live up to 17 years of age, have a stable territory, and invest significant energy rearing their young.

Other animals of the family Phalangeridae

Short-eared possum is a member of the Phalangeridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Short-eared possum

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Short-eared possum

Other animals that usually reach the age of 17 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Short-eared possum

What other animals weight around 3.13 kg (6.9 lbs)?