Litter Size

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

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

A Townsend’s vole (Microtus townsendii) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 23 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Townsend’s vole grows up to a size of 13.8 cm (0′ 6″).

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 vole is 5

Townsend’s vole (Microtus townsendii) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae, the sister species of M. canicaudus. It is found in temperate grasslands of British Columbia in Canada and in the states of Washington and Oregon in the United States.Greek root words for “small ear” are the source for the genus name Microtus. American naturalist and writer John Kirk Townsend collected the type specimen in 1835, which accounts for the second part of the name.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Townsend’s vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Townsend’s vole

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Townsend’s vole

What other animals weight around 52 grams (0.11 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Townsend’s vole

Also reaching around 13.8 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: