Litter Size

How many babies does a Southern brown bandicoot have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Southern brown bandicoots are in a litter?

A Southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 15 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 6.8 kg (14.99 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Peramelidae family (genus: Isoodon). An adult Southern brown bandicoot grows up to a size of 35.4 cm (1′ 2″).

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 brown bandicoot is 2

The southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) is a short-nosed bandicoot, a type of marsupial, found mostly in southern Australia. It is also known as the quenda in South Western Australia (from the Noongar word ‘kwinda’).

Other animals of the family Peramelidae

Southern brown bandicoot is a member of the Peramelidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern brown bandicoot

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Southern brown bandicoot

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.75 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern brown bandicoot

What other animals weight around 825 grams (1.82 lbs)?