Animal Weight

How much does a African giant shrew weight?

It is hard to guess what a African giant shrew weights. But we have the answer:

An adult African giant shrew (Crocidura olivieri) on average weights 33 grams (0.07 lbs).

The African giant shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Crocidura). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 10.8 cm (0′ 5″).

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a African giant shrew is 33 grams (0.07 lbs)

The African giant shrew (Crocidura olivieri) is a species of white-toothed shrew. It also is known as, Mann’s musk shrew, Euchareena’s musk shrew, or Olivier’s shrew. It is native to Africa, where it has a widespread distribution and occurs in many types of habitat. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, dry savanna, moist savanna, arable land, rural gardens, urban areas, and heavily degraded former forest. In the Nile Valley it is found near human habitation, where it is considered to be a pest. It is a common species and is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as being of “least concern”.

Animals of the same family as a African giant shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a African giant shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Crocidura olivieri:

Animals with the same size as a African giant shrew

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as African giant shrew: