Litter Size

How many babies does a Wongai ningaui have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Wongai ningauis are in a litter?

A Wongai ningaui (Ningaui ridei) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 10 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 13 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 499 grams (1.1 lbs) and measure 2.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Ningaui). An adult Wongai ningaui grows up to a size of 7.8 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Wongai ningaui is 5

Wongai ningaui, a common name of Ningaui ridei, is a tiny carnivorous marsupial native to the arid open grasslands of inland Australia. Their diet is mainly small insects, and occasionally larger prey such as spiders, grasshoppers and cockroaches, which they forage for at the ground and in clumps of spinifex. They have long and untidy fur, grey or gingery brown with longer black hairs, small ears, a narrow muzzle, and possess a partially prehensile tail and feet that allow them to climb. The population occurs sparsely across a wide area and common in favourable habitat, especially in years of good rainfall. Ningaui ridei was first described in 1975, one of two species of a new genus discovered amongst the poorly known mammals of the western regions of Australia.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Wongai ningaui is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Wongai ningaui

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Wongai ningaui

Other animals that usually reach the age of 2 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Wongai ningaui

What other animals weight around 9 grams (0.02 lbs)?