Bilby

Bilbies have one of the shortest gestation periods of all mammals, only 14 days, and will give birth to up to 4 litters a year, each consisting of 1-4 offspring.

The female bilby oestrus cycle lasts around 21 days. Bilbies have one of the shortest gestation periods of all mammals, only 14 days.

When environmental conditions are favorable, a female bilby may produce up to four litters a year, each typically consisting of one to two offspring, though up to four offspring have been reported.


Image | ©️ TripleTrouble, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Brown, 2011; Humble, 2006; Pavey, 2006)

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