Litter Size

How many babies does a Silvery mole-rat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Silvery mole-rats are in a litter?

A Silvery mole-rat (Heliophobius argenteocinereus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 87 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 7 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Bathyergidae family (genus: Heliophobius). An adult Silvery mole-rat grows up to a size of 15.5 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Silvery mole-rat is 2

The silvery mole-rat, silvery blesmol, or silky mole-rat (Heliophobius argenteocinereus) is a species of mole-rat of East Africa which occurs in southern Kenya, Tanzania, southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Malawi. Solitary and aggressive, little is known about its ecology or behavior. It is monotypic in the genus Heliophobius. A common species, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated it as being of “least concern”.

Other animals of the family Bathyergidae

Silvery mole-rat is a member of the Bathyergidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Silvery mole-rat

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Silvery mole-rat

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.08 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Silvery mole-rat

What other animals weight around 160 grams (0.35 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Silvery mole-rat

Also reaching around 15.5 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: