Litter Size

How many babies does a Slender shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Slender shrews are in a litter?

A Slender shrew (Sorex gracillimus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex). An adult Slender shrew grows up to a size of 5.3 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 Slender shrew is 5

The slender shrew (Sorex gracillimus) is a species of shrew. An adult slender shrew has a weight of 1.5-5.3 grams and a body length of 4.7-6.0 centimeters, with a tail of 4-5 centimeters; this makes it one of the smaller shrews found in its range. It is distributed across northeastern North Korea, Hokkaidō, and the Russian Far East including the Kuril Islands.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Slender shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Slender shrew

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Slender shrew

What other animals weight around 4 grams (0.01 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Slender shrew

Also reaching around 5.3 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: