Litter Size

How many babies does a Vancouver Island marmot have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Vancouver Island marmots are in a litter?

A Vancouver Island marmot (Marmota vancouverensis) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 31 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 27 grams (0.06 lbs) and measure 8.9 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Marmota). An adult Vancouver Island marmot grows up to a size of 46.7 cm (1′ 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 Vancouver Island marmot is 3

The Vancouver Island marmot (Marmota vancouverensis) naturally occurs only in the high mountains of Vancouver Island, in the British Columbia. This particular marmot species is large compared to some other marmots, and most other rodents. Marmots as a group are the largest members of the squirrel family, with weights of adults varying from 3 to 7 kg depending on age and time of year.Although endemic to Vancouver Island, Marmota vancouverensis now also resides successfully at several captive breeding centres across Canada as well as several sites on Vancouver Island at which local extinction was observed during the 1990s. This is the result of an ongoing recovery program designed to prevent extinction and restore self-sustaining wild populations of this unique Canadian species. Due to the efforts of the recovery program, the marmot count in the wild increased from less than 30 wild marmots in 2003, to an estimated 250-300 in 2015.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Vancouver Island marmot is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Vancouver Island marmot

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Vancouver Island marmot

What other animals weight around 5.24 kg (11.54 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Vancouver Island marmot

Also reaching around 46.7 cm (1′ 7″) in size do these animals: