Litter Size

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

How many baby Stoats are in a litter?

A Stoat (Mustela erminea) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 61 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.1 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Mustelidae family (genus: Mustela). An adult Stoat grows up to a size of 21.6 cm (0′ 9″).

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 Stoat is 6

The stoat (Mustela erminea), also known as the ermine, is a mustelid native to Eurasia and North America. Because of its wide circumpolar distribution, it is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.The name ermine is used for species in the genus Mustela, especially the stoat, in its pure white winter coat, or the fur thereof.In the late 19th century, it was introduced into New Zealand to control rabbits, where they have had a devastating effect on native bird populations. It was nominated as one of the world’s top 100 “worst invaders”.Ermine luxury fur was used in the 15th century by Catholic monarchs, who sometimes used it as the mozzetta cape. It was also used in capes on images such as the Infant Jesus of Prague.

Other animals of the family Mustelidae

Stoat is a member of the Mustelidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Stoat

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Stoat

Other animals that usually reach the age of 7.08 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Stoat

What other animals weight around 284 grams (0.63 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Stoat

Also reaching around 21.6 cm (0′ 9″) in size do these animals: