Litter Size

How many babies does a Short-tailed mongoose have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Short-tailed mongooses are in a litter?

A Short-tailed mongoose (Herpestes brachyurus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 2.7 kg (5.95 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Herpestidae family (genus: Herpestes). An adult Short-tailed mongoose grows up to a size of 41.5 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 Short-tailed mongoose is 3

The short-tailed mongoose (Herpestes brachyurus) is a mongoose species native to Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. It inhabits evergreen forest and rural gardens from sea level to an elevation of 1,500 m (4,900 ft). It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List since 2008.It was first described by John Edward Gray in 1837.It is red-brown to black and has black limbs. The head is grayish with a black spot on the chin. Its total body length is 60–65 cm (24–26 in) including a 25 cm (9.8 in) short tail. It weighs about 1.4 kg (3.1 lb).

Other animals of the family Herpestidae

Short-tailed mongoose is a member of the Herpestidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Short-tailed mongoose

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Short-tailed mongoose

What other animals weight around 1.4 kg (3.08 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Short-tailed mongoose

Also reaching around 41.5 cm (1′ 5″) in size do these animals: