Litter Size

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

How many baby Short-tailed shrew tenrecs are in a litter?

A Short-tailed shrew tenrec (Microgale brevicaudata) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 4.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Tenrecidae family (genus: Microgale). An adult Short-tailed shrew tenrec grows up to a size of 7.5 cm (0′ 3″).

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 shrew tenrec is 4

The short-tailed shrew tenrec (Microgale brevicaudata) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Other animals of the family Tenrecidae

Short-tailed shrew tenrec is a member of the Tenrecidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Short-tailed shrew tenrec

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Short-tailed shrew tenrec

What other animals weight around 9 grams (0.02 lbs)?