Animal Age

How old does a Arctic lemming get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Arctic lemming reaches?

An adult Arctic lemming (Dicrostonyx torquatus) usually gets as old as 3.75 years.

Arctic lemmings are around 17 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 91.1 cm (3′ 0″). As a member of the Muridae family (genus: Dicrostonyx), a Arctic lemming caries out around 3 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 2 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 2.85 meter (9′ 5″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Arctic lemming gets as old as 3.75 years

The Arctic lemming (Dicrostonyx torquatus) is a species of rodents in the family Cricetidae.Although generally classified as a “least concern” species, the Novaya Zemlya subspecies (Dicrostonyx torquatus ungulatus) is considered a vulnerable species under Russian nature conservation legislation (included in Red Book of Russian Federation since 1998).

Animals of the same family as a Arctic lemming

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Muridae):

Animals that reach the same age as Arctic lemming

With an average age of 3.75 years, Arctic lemming are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Arctic lemming

The same number of babies at once (3) are born by:

Weighting as much as Arctic lemming

A fully grown Arctic lemming reaches around 78 grams (0.17 lbs). So do these animals: