It is hard to guess what a Climbing shrew weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Climbing shrew (Sylvisorex megalura) on average weights 5 grams (0.01 lbs).
The Climbing shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Sylvisorex). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 5.3 cm (0′ 3″). 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:
- Slender shrew with a weight of 4 grams
- Large-toothed shrew with a weight of 8 grams
- Madagascan pygmy shrew with a weight of 2 grams
- Gracile naked-tailed shrew with a weight of 14 grams
- Elliot’s short-tailed shrew with a weight of 14 grams
- Piebald shrew with a weight of 11 grams
- Grant’s forest shrew with 1 babies per litter
- Butiaba naked-tailed shrew with a weight of 18 grams
- Goldman’s broad-clawed shrew with a weight of 6 grams
- Canarian shrew with a weight of 7 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Climbing shrew
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sylvisorex megalura:
- Savi’s pipistrelle bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Merriam’s pocket mouse bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Eurasian pygmy shrew bringing 4 grams to the scale
- Keen’s myotis bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Spurred roundleaf bat bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Dormer’s bat bringing 6 grams to the scale
- Percival’s trident bat bringing 4 grams to the scale
- Pipistrellus babu bringing 4 grams to the scale
- Southern forest bat bringing 5 grams to the scale
- Least pipistrelle 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: