Litter Size

How many babies does a Social vole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Social voles are in a litter?

A Social vole (Microtus socialis) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 25 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 19 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Social vole grows up to a size of 15.4 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 social vole (Microtus socialis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Syria, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Social vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Social vole

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Social vole

What other animals weight around 48 grams (0.11 lbs)?