Animal Age

How old does a Lesser hedgehog tenrec get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Lesser hedgehog tenrec reaches?

An adult Lesser hedgehog tenrec (Echinops telfairi) usually gets as old as 13 years.

Lesser hedgehog tenrecs are around 62 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 7 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 1.1 meter (3′ 8″). As a member of the Tenrecidae family (genus: Echinops), a Lesser hedgehog tenrec caries out around 5 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 1 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 16 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Lesser hedgehog tenrec gets as old as 13 years

The lesser hedgehog tenrec (Echinops telfairi) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae.It is the only species in the genus Echinops and is named in honour of Charles Telfair.

Animals of the same family as a Lesser hedgehog tenrec

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

Animals that reach the same age as Lesser hedgehog tenrec

With an average age of 13 years, Lesser hedgehog tenrec are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Lesser hedgehog tenrec

The same number of babies at once (5) are born by:

Weighting as much as Lesser hedgehog tenrec

A fully grown Lesser hedgehog tenrec reaches around 160 grams (0.35 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Lesser hedgehog tenrec

Those animals grow as big as a Lesser hedgehog tenrec: