Animal Size

Van Zyl’s golden mole size: How big do they get?

How big does a Van Zyl’s golden mole get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Van Zyl’s golden mole (Cryptochloris zyli) reaches an average size of 8.4 cm (0′ 4″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). The Van Zyl’s golden mole (genus: Cryptochloris) is a member of the family Chrysochloridae.

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.

The average adult size of a Van Zyl's golden mole is  (0' 4

Van Zyl’s golden mole (Cryptochloris zyli) is a golden mole endemic to the Western Cape Province, South Africa. It is listed as an endangered species due to habitat loss. Golden moles are an ancient group of mammals who live mostly below ground. They have shiny coats of dense fur and a streamlined, formless appearance. They have no visible eyes or ears; in fact, they are blind – the small eyes are covered with hairy skin. The ears are small and are hidden in the animal’s fur.

Animals of the same family as a Van Zyl’s golden mole

We found other animals of the Chrysochloridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Van Zyl’s golden mole

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Van Zyl’s golden mole: