How many baby Woosnam’s broad-headed mouses are in a litter?
A Woosnam’s broad-headed mouse (Zelotomys woosnami) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 6.34 kg (13.99 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Zelotomys). An adult Woosnam’s broad-headed mouse grows up to a size of 9.8 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.
Woosnam’s broad-headed mouse or Woosnam’s zelotomys (Zelotomys woosnami) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.Its natural habitat is dry savanna.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Woosnam’s broad-headed mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Guatemalan vole weighting only 42 grams
- Anthony’s woodrat weighting only 195 grams
- Osgood’s mouse weighting only 27 grams
- Dark-tailed tree rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Red spiny rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Large tree mouse with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Venezuelan climbing mouse weighting only 89 grams
- Olrog’s chaco mouse weighting only 32 grams
- White-tailed rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Southern vole weighting only 35 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Woosnam’s broad-headed mouse
Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:
- Western quoll
- Great Balkhan mouse-like hamster
- Pacific jumping mouse
- Long-clawed shrew
- Northern red-backed vole
- European rabbit
- Natal multimammate mouse
- Buxton’s jird
- Lesser fat-tailed jerboa
- Edible dormouse
Animals with the same weight as a Woosnam’s broad-headed mouse
What other animals weight around 54 grams (0.12 lbs)?
- Gray-cheeked flying squirrel weighting 63 grams
- Andean swamp rat weighting 64 grams
- Euryoryzomys macconnelli weighting 62 grams
- Pel’s pouched bat weighting 53 grams
- Spanish mole weighting 48 grams
- Pallas’s tube-nosed bat weighting 44 grams
- Greater short-nosed fruit bat weighting 44 grams
- Southern multimammate mouse weighting 53 grams
- Uinta chipmunk weighting 51 grams
- Mexican mouse opossum weighting 49 grams