Litter Size

How many babies does a Southern flying squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Southern flying squirrels are in a litter?

A Southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 39 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Glaucomys). An adult Southern flying squirrel grows up to a size of 12.7 cm (0′ 5″).

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 flying squirrel is 3

The southern flying squirrel or the assapan (Glaucomys volans) is one of three species of the genus Glaucomys and one of three flying squirrel species found in North America. It is found in deciduous and mixed woods in the eastern half of North America, from southeastern Canada, to Florida. Disjunct distribution for populations of this species have been recorded in the highlands of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Southern flying squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern flying squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Southern flying squirrel

Other animals that usually reach the age of 12 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern flying squirrel

What other animals weight around 72 grams (0.16 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Southern flying squirrel

Also reaching around 12.7 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: