Litter Size

How many babies does a Southern African hedgehog have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Southern African hedgehogs are in a litter?

A Southern African hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 37 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 10 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Erinaceidae family (genus: Atelerix). An adult Southern African hedgehog grows up to a size of 18.2 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Southern African hedgehog is 4

The Southern African hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis) is a species of mammal in the family Erinaceidae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Other animals of the family Erinaceidae

Southern African hedgehog is a member of the Erinaceidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern African hedgehog

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern African hedgehog

What other animals weight around 337 grams (0.74 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Southern African hedgehog

Also reaching around 18.2 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: