Animal Age

How old does a Rufous elephant shrew get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Rufous elephant shrew reaches?

An adult Rufous elephant shrew (Elephantulus rufescens) usually gets as old as 6 years.

Rufous elephant shrews are around 57 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 10 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Macroscelididae family (genus: Elephantulus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 25 cm (0′ 10″).

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 Rufous elephant shrew gets as old as 6 years

The rufous elephant shrew, rufous sengi or East African long-eared elephant-shrew (Elephantulus rufescens) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. Found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

Animals of the same family as a Rufous elephant shrew

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

Animals that reach the same age as Rufous elephant shrew

With an average age of 6 years, Rufous elephant shrew are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Rufous elephant shrew

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

Weighting as much as Rufous elephant shrew

A fully grown Rufous elephant shrew reaches around 52 grams (0.11 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Rufous elephant shrew

Those animals grow as big as a Rufous elephant shrew: