How many baby Turbo shrews are in a litter?
A Turbo shrew (Crocidura turba) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Crocidura). An adult Turbo shrew grows up to a size of 21.4 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 turbo shrew (Crocidura turba) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.
Other animals of the family Soricidae
Turbo shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:
- Taiwanese brown-toothed shrew with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Saussure’s shrew weighting only 4 grams
- Taiga shrew with 7 babies per pregnancy
- Ludia’s shrew weighting only 5 grams
- Slender shrew with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Mauritanian shrew weighting only 2 grams
- Remy’s pygmy shrew weighting only 4 grams
- Asiatic short-tailed shrew weighting only 12 grams
- Gracile naked-tailed shrew weighting only 14 grams
- Fog shrew weighting only 8 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Turbo shrew
Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:
- Buller’s chipmunk
- Mozambique thicket rat
- Southern yellow bat
- Shaw Mayer’s brush mouse
- Saiga antelope
- Low’s squirrel
- Eurasian otter
- Eurasian lynx
- Moon forest shrew
- American shrew mole
Animals with the same weight as a Turbo shrew
What other animals weight around 14 grams (0.03 lbs)?
- Miller’s long-tongued bat weighting 13 grams
- Lesser large-headed shrew weighting 12 grams
- Fat-tailed dunnart weighting 16 grams
- Eastern shrew mouse weighting 16 grams
- Great bent-winged bat weighting 15 grams
- Feathertail glider weighting 13 grams
- Lesser ghost bat weighting 13 grams
- Himalayan shrew weighting 14 grams
- Broad-toothed tailless bat weighting 15 grams
- Spotted free-tailed bat weighting 15 grams