Animal Weight

How much does a Least shrew tenrec weight?

It is hard to guess what a Least shrew tenrec weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Least shrew tenrec (Microgale pusilla) on average weights 3 grams (0.01 lbs).

The Least shrew tenrec is from the family Tenrecidae (genus: Microgale). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 5.2 cm (0′ 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 Least shrew tenrec is 3 grams (0.01 lbs)

The least shrew tenrec (Microgale pusilla) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, swamps, pastureland, and irrigated land. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Animals of the same family as a Least shrew tenrec

We found other animals of the Tenrecidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Least shrew tenrec

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Microgale pusilla:

Animals with the same size as a Least shrew tenrec

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Least shrew tenrec: