Litter Size

How many babies does a Shrew gymnure have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Shrew gymnures are in a litter?

A Shrew gymnure (Neotetracus sinensis) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Erinaceidae family (genus: Neotetracus). An adult Shrew gymnure grows up to a size of 11.7 cm (0′ 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 Shrew gymnure is 4

The shrew gymnure, or shrew hedgehog (Neotetracus sinensis), is a species of mammal in the family Erinaceidae and is the only species in the genus Neotetracus. It is found in China, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

Other animals of the family Erinaceidae

Shrew gymnure is a member of the Erinaceidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Shrew gymnure

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same size as a Shrew gymnure

Also reaching around 11.7 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: