It is hard to guess what a Climbing shrew weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Climbing shrew (Suncus megalura) on average weights 5 grams (0.01 lbs).
The Climbing shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Suncus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11.6 cm (0′ 5″). Usually, Climbing shrews have 1 babies per litter.
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 climbing shrew (Suncus megalura) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae, which is found in subtropical Africa. It is found in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and moist savanna.
Animals of the same family as a Climbing shrew
We found other animals of the Soricidae family:
- Azumi shrew with a size of 6 cm (0′ 3″)
- Horsfield’s shrew with a weight of 5 grams
- Common shrew with a weight of 9 grams
- Hodgson’s brown-toothed shrew with a size of 6.4 cm (0′ 3″)
- Asiatic short-tailed shrew with a weight of 12 grams
- Babault’s mouse shrew with 2 babies per litter
- Chinese water shrew with a size of 10.2 cm (0′ 5″)
- Zacatecas shrew with a weight of 7 grams
- Grasse’s shrew with a size of 6.3 cm (0′ 3″)
- Elgon shrew with a weight of 6 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Climbing shrew
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Suncus megalura:
- Insular horseshoe bat bringing 4 grams to the scale
- Small Asian sheath-tailed bat bringing 5 grams to the scale
- Painted bat bringing 4 grams to the scale
- Diminutive serotine bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Light-winged lesser house bat bringing 4 grams to the scale
- Climbing shrew bringing 5 grams to the scale
- Rusty pipistrelle bringing 4 grams to the scale
- Keen’s myotis bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Thailand roundleaf bat bringing 4 grams to the scale
- Percival’s trident bat bringing 4 grams to the scale
Animals with the same litter size as a Climbing shrew
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Climbing shrew: