Animal Size

Hirola size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Hirola (Damaliscus hunteri) reaches an average size of 1.6 meter (5′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 15.17 years, they grow from 8.35 kg (18.41 lbs) to 78.6 kg (173.28 lbs). A Hirola has 1 babies at once. The Hirola (genus: Damaliscus) is a member of the family Bovidae.

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 Hirola is  (5' 3

The hirola (Beatragus hunteri), Hunter’s hartebeest or Hunter’s antelope, is a critically endangered antelope species found on the border between Kenya and Somalia. They were discovered by Kenyans living in the area in 1888 It is the only extant member of the genus Beatragus. The global hirola population is estimated at 300–500 animals, there are no hirola in captivity and the wild population continues to decline. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List “The loss of the Hirola would be the first extinction of a mammalian genus on mainland Africa in modern human history.”

Animals of the same family as a Hirola

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Hirola

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Hirola

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Hirola:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Hirola

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Hirola:

Animals with the same weight as a Hirola

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Damaliscus hunteri: