Litter Size

How many babies does a Wood lemming have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Wood lemmings are in a litter?

A Wood lemming (Myopus schisticolor) 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 23 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Myopus). An adult Wood lemming grows up to a size of 36.3 cm (1′ 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 Wood lemming is 5

The wood lemming (Myopus schisticolor) is a species of rodents in the family Cricetidae. It belongs to the rodent subfamily Arvicolinae, so is a relative of the voles, lemmings, and muskrats.It is found in the taiga biome of China, Finland, Mongolia, Norway, Russia, and Sweden.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Wood lemming is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Wood lemming

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Wood lemming

Other animals that usually reach the age of 1 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Wood lemming

What other animals weight around 30 grams (0.07 lbs)?