Litter Size

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

How many baby Smoky shrews are in a litter?

A Smoky shrew (Sorex fumeus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 10 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 21 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. 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 Smoky shrew grows up to a size of 7.2 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 Smoky shrew is 5

The smoky shrew (Sorex fumeus) is a medium-sized North American shrew found in eastern Canada and the northeastern United States and extends further south along the Appalachian Mountains.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Smoky shrew

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Smoky shrew

Other animals that usually reach the age of 1.25 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Smoky shrew

What other animals weight around 7 grams (0.02 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Smoky shrew

Also reaching around 7.2 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: