Animal Weight

How much does a Damaraland mole-rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Damaraland mole-rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Damaraland mole-rat (Cryptomys damarensis) on average weights 112 grams (0.25 lbs).

The Damaraland mole-rat is from the family Bathyergidae (genus: Cryptomys). It is usually born with about 8 grams (0.02 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 21.4 cm (0′ 9″). On average, Damaraland mole-rats can have babies 4 times per year with a litter size of 3.

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 Damaraland mole-rat is 112 grams (0.25 lbs)

The Damaraland mole-rat (Fukomys damarensis), Damara mole rat or Damaraland blesmol, is a burrowing rodent found in southern Africa. Along with the smaller, less hairy, naked mole rat, it is one of only two known eusocial mammals.

Animals of the same family as a Damaraland mole-rat

We found other animals of the Bathyergidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Damaraland mole-rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cryptomys damarensis:

Animals with the same litter size as a Damaraland mole-rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Damaraland mole-rat: