Animal Size

Gunnison’s prairie dog size: How big do they get?

How big does a Gunnison’s prairie dog get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Gunnison’s prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) reaches an average size of 27.9 cm (0′ 11″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 798 grams (1.76 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Gunnison’s prairie dogs have 4 babies about 1 times per year. The Gunnison’s prairie dog (genus: Cynomys) is a member of the family Sciuridae.

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 Gunnison's prairie dog is  (0' 11

Gunnison’s prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) is one of five species of the prairie dog. This species belongs to the squirrel family of rodents, and are predominantly related to the North American and Eurasian ground squirrels. Gunnison’s prairie dogs are primarily distributed in the Four Corners region of the United States.

Animals of the same family as a Gunnison’s prairie dog

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Gunnison’s prairie dog

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Gunnison’s prairie dog:

Animals with the same litter size as a Gunnison’s prairie dog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Gunnison’s prairie dog:

Animals with the same weight as a Gunnison’s prairie dog

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cynomys gunnisoni: