Litter Size

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

How many baby Southern tamanduas are in a litter?

A Southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 160 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Myrmecophagidae family (genus: Tamandua). An adult Southern tamandua grows up to a size of 56.1 cm (1′ 11″).

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 tamandua is 1

The southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla), also called the collared anteater or lesser anteater, is a species of anteater from South America. It is a solitary animal, found in many habitats from mature to highly disturbed secondary forests and arid savannas. It feeds on ants, termites, and bees. Its very strong fore claws can be used to break insect nests or to defend itself.

Other animals of the family Myrmecophagidae

Southern tamandua is a member of the Myrmecophagidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern tamandua

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Southern tamandua

Other animals that usually reach the age of 9 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern tamandua

What other animals weight around 4.73 kg (10.42 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Southern tamandua

Also reaching around 56.1 cm (1′ 11″) in size do these animals: