Animal Weight

How much does a Northeast African mole-rat weight?

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

An adult Northeast African mole-rat (Tachyoryctes splendens) on average weights 227 grams (0.5 lbs).

The Northeast African mole-rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Tachyoryctes). It is usually born with about 15 grams (0.03 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 19.7 cm (0′ 8″). On average, Northeast African mole-rats 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 Northeast African mole-rat is 227 grams (0.5 lbs)

The northeast African mole-rat (Tachyoryctes splendens) is a species of rodent in the family Spalacidae and is found in Ethiopia, Somalia, and northwest Kenya. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, dry savanna, high-altitude shrubland and grassland. It lives a solitary existence underground and produces a small litter of pups twice a year, in the two rainy seasons. Some taxonomic authorities lump this species, along with a number of others in the genus, in which case the English name East African mole-rat is used.

Animals of the same family as a Northeast African mole-rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Northeast African mole-rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Tachyoryctes splendens:

Animals with the same size as a Northeast African mole-rat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Northeast African mole-rat:

Animals with the same litter size as a Northeast African mole-rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Northeast African mole-rat: