Litter Size

How many babies does a Arctic hare have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Arctic hares are in a litter?

A Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 51 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 67 grams (0.15 lbs) and measure 15.3 cm (0′ 7″). They are a member of the Leporidae family (genus: Lepus). An adult Arctic hare grows up to a size of 57.2 cm (1′ 11″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Arctic hare is 5

The Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) is a species of hare which is highly adapted to living in the Arctic tundra, and other icy biomes. The Arctic hare survives with shortened ears and limbs, a small nose, fat that makes up 20% of its body, and a thick coat of fur. It usually digs holes in the ground or under snow to keep warm and to sleep. Arctic hares look like rabbits but have shorter ears, are taller when standing and, unlike rabbits, can thrive in extreme cold. They can travel together with many other hares, sometimes huddling with dozens or more, but are usually found alone, sometimes taking more than one partner. The Arctic hare can run up to 60 kilometres per hour (40 mph).

Other animals of the family Leporidae

Arctic hare is a member of the Leporidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Arctic hare

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Arctic hare

Other animals that usually reach the age of 7 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Arctic hare

What other animals weight around 4.42 kg (9.75 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Arctic hare

Also reaching around 57.2 cm (1′ 11″) in size do these animals: