Animal Weight

How much does a Hottentot golden mole weight?

It is hard to guess what a Hottentot golden mole weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Hottentot golden mole (Amblysomus hottentotus) on average weights 65 grams (0.14 lbs).

The Hottentot golden mole is from the family Chrysochloridae (genus: Amblysomus). It is usually born with about 4 grams (0.01 lbs). They can live for up to 1 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.2 cm (0′ 5″). On average, Hottentot golden moles can have babies 2 times per year with a litter size of 1.

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 Hottentot golden mole is 65 grams (0.14 lbs)

The Hottentot golden mole (Amblysomus hottentotus) is a species of mammal in the golden mole family, Chrysochloridae. It is found in South Africa, Eswatini, and possibly Lesotho. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, sandy shores, arable land, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, urban areas, and introduced vegetation.It has several subspecies, including the Zulu golden mole (Amblysomus hottentotus iris) and Knysna golden mole (Amblysomus iris corriae).In 2013 it was discovered that Hottentot golden moles prefer mates with larger penises.

Animals of the same family as a Hottentot golden mole

We found other animals of the Chrysochloridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Hottentot golden mole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Amblysomus hottentotus:

Animals with the same size as a Hottentot golden mole

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Hottentot golden mole:

Animals with the same litter size as a Hottentot golden mole

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Hottentot golden mole:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Hottentot golden mole

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Hottentot golden mole: