Litter Size

How many babies does a Siberian musk deer have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Siberian musk deers are in a litter?

A Siberian musk deer (Moschus moschiferus) 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 175 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 498 grams (1.1 lbs) and measure 2.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Moschidae family (genus: Moschus). An adult Siberian musk deer grows up to a size of 90 cm (3′ 0″).

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 Siberian musk deer is 1

The Siberian musk deer (Moschus moschiferus) is a musk deer found in the mountain forests of Northeast Asia. It is most common in the taiga of southern Siberia, but is also found in parts of Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Manchuria and the Korean peninsula.Their small shape allows them to hide from predators through tiny openings in the rocky terrain and also allow them to run exceptionally fast from their predators. Although bearing fangs, Siberian musk deer are actually herbivores with their main source of nutrients being lichens.Due to the severe amount of poaching for its musk gland, the deer population is continuing to decrease. It is expected that the population will be reduced to at least 30% over the next three generations. However, efforts from each sighted countries are beginning to reintroduce the musk deer’s population.

Other animals of the family Moschidae

Siberian musk deer is a member of the Moschidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Siberian musk deer

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Siberian musk deer

What other animals weight around 13.31 kg (29.34 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Siberian musk deer

Also reaching around 90 cm (3′ 0″) in size do these animals: