Animal Size

Chacoan peccary size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Chacoan peccary (Catagonus wagneri) reaches an average size of 1.03 meter (3′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 9 years, they grow from 600 grams (1.32 lbs) to 35.38 kg (78.01 lbs). A Chacoan peccary has 2 babies at once. The Chacoan peccary (genus: Catagonus) is a member of the family Tayassuidae.

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 Chacoan peccary is  (3' 5

The Chacoan peccary or tagua (Catagonus wagneri) is the last extant species of the genus Catagonus; it is a peccary found in the Gran Chaco of Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. Approximately 3,000 remain in the world. It is believed to be the closest living relative to the extinct genus Platygonus.The Chacoan peccary has the unusual distinction of having been first described in 1930 based on fossils and was originally thought to be an extinct species. In 1971, the animal was discovered to still be alive in the Chaco region, in the Argentine province of Salta. The species was well known to the native people, but it took a while for scientists to acknowledge its existence. It is known locally as the tagua.

Animals of the same family as a Chacoan peccary

We found other animals of the Tayassuidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Chacoan peccary

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Chacoan peccary

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Chacoan peccary:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Chacoan peccary

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Chacoan peccary:

Animals with the same weight as a Chacoan peccary

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Catagonus wagneri: