Litter Size

How many babies does a Townsend’s ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Townsend’s ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Townsend’s ground squirrel (Spermophilus townsendii) usually gives birth to around 8 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 22 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Townsend’s ground squirrel grows up to a size of 17.3 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Townsend's ground squirrel is 8

Townsend’s ground squirrel (Urocitellus townsendii) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in high desert shrublands in several areas of the United States.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Townsend’s ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Townsend’s ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 8 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Townsend’s ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 207 grams (0.46 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Townsend’s ground squirrel

Also reaching around 17.3 cm (0′ 7″) in size do these animals: