Litter Size

How many babies does a Western long-beaked echidna have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Western long-beaked echidnas are in a litter?

A Western long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bruijni) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 10 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 105 grams (0.23 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Tachyglossidae family (genus: Zaglossus). An adult Western long-beaked echidna grows up to a size of 67.5 cm (2′ 3″).

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 Western long-beaked echidna is 1

The western long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bruijnii) is one of the four extant echidnas and one of three species of Zaglossus that occur in New Guinea. Originally described as Tachyglossus bruijnii, this is the type species of Zaglossus.

Other animals of the family Tachyglossidae

Western long-beaked echidna is a member of the Tachyglossidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Western long-beaked echidna

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Western long-beaked echidna

Other animals that usually reach the age of 31 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Western long-beaked echidna

What other animals weight around 8.95 kg (19.73 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Western long-beaked echidna

Also reaching around 67.5 cm (2′ 3″) in size do these animals: