Litter Size

How many babies does a Steppe lemming have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Steppe lemmings are in a litter?

A Steppe lemming (Lagurus lagurus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 20 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 20 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 8.5 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Lagurus). An adult Steppe lemming grows up to a size of 9.3 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Steppe lemming is 4

The steppe lemming or steppe vole (Lagurus lagurus) is a small, plump, light-grey rodent, similar in appearance to the Norway lemming (Lemmus lemmus), but not in the same genus. The steppe lemming eats shoots and leaves and is more active at night, though it is not strictly nocturnal. In the wild, it is found in Russia and Ukraine in steppes and semiarid environments. Fossil remains of this species have been found in areas as far west as Great Britain.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Steppe lemming is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Steppe lemming

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Steppe lemming

What other animals weight around 20 grams (0.04 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Steppe lemming

Also reaching around 9.3 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: