Animal Age

How old does a Moonrat get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Moonrat reaches?

An adult Moonrat (Echinosorex gymnura) usually gets as old as 7 years.

Moonrats are around 37 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 14 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Erinaceidae family (genus: Echinosorex), a Moonrat caries out around 1 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 2 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 32.7 cm (1′ 1″).

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 Moonrat gets as old as 7 years

The moonrat (Echinosorex gymnura) is a southeast Asian species of mammal in the family Erinaceidae (hedgehogs and gymnures). It is the only species in the genus Echinosorex. The moonrat is a fairly small, primarily carnivorous animal which, despite its name, is not closely related to rats or other rodents. The scientific name is sometimes given as Echinosorex gymnurus, but this is incorrect.

Animals of the same family as a Moonrat

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

Animals that reach the same age as Moonrat

With an average age of 7 years, Moonrat are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Moonrat

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Moonrat

A fully grown Moonrat reaches around 787 grams (1.74 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Moonrat

Those animals grow as big as a Moonrat: