Litter Size

How many babies does a Wyoming ground squirrel have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Wyoming ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Wyoming ground squirrel (Spermophilus elegans) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 23 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 5.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Wyoming ground squirrel grows up to a size of 29.6 cm (1′ 0″).

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 Wyoming ground squirrel is 5

The Wyoming ground squirrel (Urocitellus elegans) is a species of rodents in the family Sciuridae.It is endemic to the Northwestern United States.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

Wyoming ground squirrel is a member of the Sciuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Wyoming ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Wyoming ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 325 grams (0.72 lbs)?