Litter Size

How many babies does a Western rock elephant shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Western rock elephant shrews are in a litter?

A Western rock elephant shrew (Elephantulus rupestris) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 56 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 10 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Macroscelididae family (genus: Elephantulus). An adult Western rock elephant shrew grows up to a size of 12.2 cm (0′ 5″).

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 rock elephant shrew is 1

The western rock elephant shrew or western rock sengi (Elephantulus rupestris) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is found in Namibia, South Africa, possibly Angola, and possibly Botswana. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rocky areas.Smaller members of western rock elephant shrew possess functional brown adipose tissue, which changes in thermogenic capacity depending on the season.

Other animals of the family Macroscelididae

Western rock elephant shrew is a member of the Macroscelididae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Western rock elephant shrew

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Western rock elephant shrew

What other animals weight around 65 grams (0.14 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Western rock elephant shrew

Also reaching around 12.2 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: