How many baby Thylacines are in a litter?
A Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 119 grams (0.26 lbs) and measure 36.8 cm (1′ 3″). They are a member of the Thylacinidae family (genus: Thylacinus). An adult Thylacine grows up to a size of 18.4 cm (0′ 8″).
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 thylacine ( THY-lə-seen, or THY-lə-syne, also 😉 (Thylacinus cynocephalus), now extinct, is one of the largest known carnivorous marsupials, evolving about 4 million years ago. The last known live animal was captured in 1933 in Tasmania. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger because of its striped lower back, or the Tasmanian wolf because of its canid-like characteristics. It was native to Tasmania, New Guinea, and the Australian mainland.The thylacine was relatively shy and nocturnal, with the general appearance of a medium-to-large-size dog, except for its stiff tail and abdominal pouch similar to a kangaroo’s, and dark transverse stripes that radiated from the top of its back, reminiscent of a tiger. The thylacine was a formidable apex predator, though exactly how large its prey animals were is disputed. Because of convergent evolution it displayed a form and adaptations similar to the tiger and wolf of the Northern Hemisphere, despite being unrelated. Its closest living relative is either the Tasmanian devil or the numbat. The thylacine was one of only two marsupials to have a pouch in both sexes: the other is the water opossum. The pouch of the male thylacine served as a protective sheath covering the external reproductive organs.The thylacine had become extinct on the Australian mainland before British settlement of the continent, but it survived on the island of Tasmania along with several other endemic species, including the Tasmanian devil. Intensive hunting encouraged by bounties is generally blamed for its extinction, but other contributing factors may have been disease, the introduction of dogs, and human encroachment into its habitat.
Animals that share a litter size with Thylacine
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Père David’s mole
- Reddish-gray musk shrew
- Woolly hare
- Bushy-tailed hairy-footed gerbil
- Black-footed ferret
- Darien harvest mouse
- Pale kangaroo mouse
- Kaiser’s rock rat
- Tyler’s mouse opossum
- Plains rat
Animals that get as old as a Thylacine
Other animals that usually reach the age of 13 years:
- Coquerel’s giant mouse lemur with 15.25 years
- Banded mongoose with 12 years
- Desmarest’s hutia with 11.33 years
- Lesser hedgehog tenrec with 13 years
- American red squirrel with 12 years
- Soemmerring’s gazelle with 15.5 years
- Water deer with 12 years
- Silver-haired bat with 12 years
- Red squirrel with 12 years
- Red hartebeest with 15.25 years
Animals with the same weight as a Thylacine
What other animals weight around 30 kg (66.14 lbs)?
- White-lipped peccary usually reaching 31.6 kgs (69.67 lbs)
- Przewalski’s gazelle usually reaching 27.5 kgs (60.63 lbs)
- Red goral usually reaching 28.68 kgs (63.23 lbs)
- Finless porpoise usually reaching 32.5 kgs (71.65 lbs)
- Common wombat usually reaching 26 kgs (57.32 lbs)
- Dwarf blue sheep usually reaching 29.27 kgs (64.53 lbs)
- Tibetan antelope usually reaching 32.66 kgs (72 lbs)
- Red-fronted gazelle usually reaching 27 kgs (59.52 lbs)
- Snow leopard usually reaching 32.5 kgs (71.65 lbs)
- Pampas deer usually reaching 34.55 kgs (76.17 lbs)