Animal Size

Tundra shrew size: How big do they get?

How big does a Tundra shrew get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Tundra shrew (Sorex tundrensis) reaches an average size of 6.8 cm (0′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 7 grams (0.02 lbs). A Tundra shrew has 8 babies at once. The Tundra shrew (genus: Sorex) is a member of the family Soricidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The tundra shrew (Sorex tundrensis) is a small shrew found in Alaska, the northern Yukon Territory, the MacKenzie Delta region of the Northwest Territories, extreme northwestern British Columbia and eastern Russia. At one time, this animal was considered to be a subspecies of the Arctic shrew (Sorex arcticus).It is dark brown on its back with pale brown sides and grey underparts. Its tail is brown on top and lighter brown below. Its fur grows longer for winter. Its body is about 12 centimetres (4.7 in) in length including a 4 centimetres (1.6 in) long tail. It weighs about 11 grams (0.39 oz).This animal is found on hillsides with shrubs or grassy vegetation or dry ridges near marshes or bogs. It eats insects, worms and grasses. Predators include hawks and owls. This animal is active day and night year-round, burrowing through the snow in winter. It mates during the spring. 4 to 8 young are born in a nest under a log or in a crevice.

Animals of the same family as a Tundra shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Tundra shrew

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Tundra shrew:

Animals with the same litter size as a Tundra shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (8) as a Tundra shrew:

Animals with the same weight as a Tundra shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sorex tundrensis: