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How much does a Indian grey mongoose weight?

It is hard to guess what a Indian grey mongoose weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Indian grey mongoose (Herpestes edwardsi) on average weights 1.3 kg (2.87 lbs).

The Indian grey mongoose is from the family Herpestidae (genus: Herpestes). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 39.8 cm (1′ 4″). On average, Indian grey mongooses can have babies 3 times per year with a litter size of 2.

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 Indian grey mongoose is 1.3 kg (2.87 lbs)

The Indian grey mongoose (Herpestes edwardsi) is a mongoose species native to the Indian subcontinent and West Asia. In North Indian languages (Hindi/Punjabi) it is called Nevlaa. The grey mongoose is commonly found in open forests, scrublands and cultivated fields, often close to human habitation. It lives in burrows, hedgerows and thickets, among groves of trees, and takes shelter under rocks or bushes and even in drains. It is very bold and inquisitive but wary, seldom venturing far from cover. It climbs very well. Usually found singly or in pairs. It preys on rodents, snakes, birds’ eggs and hatchlings, lizards and variety of invertebrates. Along the Chambal River it occasionally feeds on gharial eggs. It breeds throughout the year.

Animals of the same family as a Indian grey mongoose

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Animals with the same weight as a Indian grey mongoose

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Herpestes edwardsi:

Animals with the same size as a Indian grey mongoose

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Indian grey mongoose:

Animals with the same litter size as a Indian grey mongoose

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Indian grey mongoose: