Litter Size

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

How many baby Yellow ground squirrels are in a litter?

A Yellow ground squirrel (Spermophilus fulvus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 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 9 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Sciuridae family (genus: Spermophilus). An adult Yellow ground squirrel grows up to a size of 24.5 cm (0′ 10″).

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 Yellow ground squirrel is 5

The yellow ground squirrel (Spermophilus fulvus) is a large and sturdy ground squirrel species native to Afghanistan, China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Russia. It inhabits sandy steppes with Artemisia, glasswort and tamarisk.The yellow ground squirrel has naked soles on the hind feet excluding heels. It is strictly diurnal and forages mainly in the morning when the vegetation is still damp. lives a very gregarious lifestyle in large colonies. Diet includes bulbs, seeds, stems and leaves. Like many other ground squirrels it hibernates, but it may also aestivate.

Other animals of the family Sciuridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Yellow ground squirrel

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Yellow ground squirrel

What other animals weight around 779 grams (1.72 lbs)?