Litter Size

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

How many baby Townsend’s moles are in a litter?

A Townsend’s mole (Scapanus townsendii) 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 23 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Talpidae family (genus: Scapanus). An adult Townsend’s mole grows up to a size of 8.7 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 Townsend's mole is 1

The Townsend’s mole (Scapanus townsendii) is a fossorial mammal in the family Talpidae, and is the largest North American mole.It is found in open lowland and wooded areas with moist soils along the Pacific coast from southwestern British Columbia to northwestern California. This animal’s total range in Canada is estimated to be 20 km² (7.7 sq mi). Townsend’s mole is classified as Least Concern by the IUCN; however, in Canada it is considered an endangered species.This animal has velvety black fur, a pointed snout and a short, thick, a tail with barely any hair. It is about 21 cm (8.3 in) in length including a 4 cm (1.6 in) tail, and weighs about 138 grams (4.9 oz). Its front paws are broad and spade-shaped, specialized for digging; the rear paws are smaller. It has 44 teeth. Its ears are not visible and it has small eyes. It is similar in appearance to the smaller coast mole.This mole spends most of its time underground, foraging in shallow burrows for earthworms, small invertebrates and plant material. It is active year-round.This animal is mainly solitary except during mating in late winter. The female has a litter of two to four young in a deep burrow.This animal was named after the American naturalist John Kirk Townsend. The name was selected at the request of Thomas Nuttall as a patronym to honor Townsend’s contribution.

Other animals of the family Talpidae

Townsend’s mole is a member of the Talpidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Townsend’s mole

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Townsend’s mole

Other animals that usually reach the age of 1.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Townsend’s mole

What other animals weight around 70 grams (0.15 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Townsend’s mole

Also reaching around 8.7 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: