Animal Size

Black-footed mongoose size: How big do they get?

How big does a Black-footed mongoose get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Black-footed mongoose (Bdeogale nigripes) reaches an average size of 61.3 cm (2′ 1″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 15.83 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 2.62 kg (5.78 lbs). A Black-footed mongoose has 1 babies at once. The Black-footed mongoose (genus: Bdeogale) is a member of the family Herpestidae.

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 black-footed mongoose (Bdeogale nigripes) is a mongoose species native to Central Africa, where it inhabits deep deciduous forests from eastern Nigeria to the southern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 2008.It is omnivorous and feeds on ants, termites, Orthoptera, small rodents, frogs, lizards and fruits.It is mostly solitary and nocturnal.Results of genetic and morphological analyses indicate that the black-footed mongoose is closely related to Jackson’s mongoose, which is considered conspecific.

Animals of the same family as a Black-footed mongoose

We found other animals of the Herpestidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Black-footed mongoose

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Black-footed mongoose:

Animals with the same litter size as a Black-footed mongoose

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Black-footed mongoose:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Black-footed mongoose

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Black-footed mongoose:

Animals with the same weight as a Black-footed mongoose

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Bdeogale nigripes: