Animal Age

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

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

An adult Talazac’s shrew tenrec (Microgale talazaci) usually gets as old as 5.83 years.

Talazac’s shrew tenrecs are around 60 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 15 cm (0′ 6″).

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 Talazac's shrew tenrec gets as old as 5.83 years

Talazac’s shrew tenrec (Nesogale talazaci) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is threatened by habitat loss. On the basis of molecular data indicating that it and Dobson’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 Talazac’s shrew tenrec

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

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

With an average age of 5.83 years, Talazac’s shrew tenrec are in good companionship of the following animals:

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

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

Weighting as much as Talazac’s shrew tenrec

A fully grown Talazac’s shrew tenrec reaches around 45 grams (0.1 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Talazac’s shrew tenrec

Those animals grow as big as a Talazac’s shrew tenrec: