Animal Age

How old does a Dobson’s shrew tenrec get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Dobson’s shrew tenrec reaches?

An adult Dobson’s shrew tenrec (Microgale dobsoni) usually gets as old as 5.58 years.

Dobson’s shrew tenrecs are around 61 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 4.3 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Tenrecidae family (genus: Microgale), their offspring is 2 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 7.2 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Dobson's shrew tenrec gets as old as 5.58 years

Dobson’s shrew tenrec (Nesogale dobsoni) 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, plantations, and heavily degraded former forest. On the basis of molecular data indicating that it and Talazac’s shrew tenrec form a sister group to the rest of Microgale, these two species were transferred from Microgale to Nesogale in 2016.

Animals of the same family as a Dobson’s shrew tenrec

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

Animals that reach the same age as Dobson’s shrew tenrec

With an average age of 5.58 years, Dobson’s shrew tenrec are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Dobson’s shrew tenrec

The same number of babies at once (2) are born by:

Weighting as much as Dobson’s shrew tenrec

A fully grown Dobson’s shrew tenrec reaches around 37 grams (0.08 lbs). So do these animals: