Animal Age

How old does a Bank vole get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Bank vole reaches?

An adult Bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) usually gets as old as 4.83 years.

Bank voles are around 19 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Muridae family (genus: Clethrionomys), a Bank vole caries out around 4 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 3 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 10.6 cm (0′ 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 Bank vole gets as old as 4.83 years

The bank vole (Myodes glareolus; formerly Clethrionomys glareolus) is a small vole with red-brown fur and some grey patches, with a tail about half as long as its body. A rodent, it lives in woodland areas and is around 100 millimetres (3.9 in) in length. The bank vole is found in much of Europe and in northwestern Asia. It is native to Great Britain but not to Ireland, where it has been accidentally introduced, and has now colonised much of the south and southwest.The bank vole lives in woodland, hedgerows and other dense vegetation such as bracken and bramble. Its underground chamber is lined with moss, feathers and vegetable fibre and contains a store of food. It can live for eighteen months to two years in the wild and over 42 months in captivity and is mostly herbivorous, eating buds, bark, seeds, nuts, leaves and fruits and occasionally insects and other small invertebrates. It readily climbs into scrub and low branches of trees although it is not as versatile as a mouse. It breeds in shallow burrows, the female rearing about four litters of pups during the summer.

Animals of the same family as a Bank vole

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

Animals that reach the same age as Bank vole

With an average age of 4.83 years, Bank vole are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Bank vole

The same number of babies at once (4) are born by:

Weighting as much as Bank vole

A fully grown Bank vole reaches around 20 grams (0.04 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Bank vole

Those animals grow as big as a Bank vole: