Animal Size

Bare-tailed woolly opossum size: How big do they get?

How big does a Bare-tailed woolly opossum get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Bare-tailed woolly opossum (Caluromys philander) reaches an average size of 22.4 cm (0′ 9″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 6.33 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 246 grams (0.54 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Bare-tailed woolly opossums have 4 babies about 2 times per year. The Bare-tailed woolly opossum (genus: Caluromys) is a member of the family Didelphidae.

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 bare-tailed woolly opossum (Caluromys philander) is an opossum from South America. It was first described by Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The bare-tailed woolly opossum is characterized by a gray head, brown to gray coat, orange to gray underside and a partially naked tail. It is nocturnal (active mainly at night) and solitary; there is hardly any social interaction except between mother and juveniles and in mating pairs. The opossum constructs nests in tree cavities, and its litter size ranges from one to seven. Gestation lasts 25 days, and the juveniles exit the pouch after three months; weaning occurs a month later. The bare-tailed woolly opossum inhabits subtropical forests, rainforests, secondary forests, and plantations; its range extends from northern Venezuela to northeastern and southcentral Brazil. The IUCN classifies this opossum as least concern.

Animals of the same family as a Bare-tailed woolly opossum

We found other animals of the Didelphidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Bare-tailed woolly opossum

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Bare-tailed woolly opossum:

Animals with the same litter size as a Bare-tailed woolly opossum

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Bare-tailed woolly opossum:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Bare-tailed woolly opossum

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Bare-tailed woolly opossum:

Animals with the same weight as a Bare-tailed woolly opossum

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Caluromys philander: