Litter Size

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

How many baby Cape hares are in a litter?

A Cape hare (Lepus capensis) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 42 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 114 grams (0.25 lbs) and measure 14 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Leporidae family (genus: Lepus). An adult Cape hare grows up to a size of 42.6 cm (1′ 5″).

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 Cape hare is 2

The Cape hare (Lepus capensis), also called the desert hare, is a hare native to Africa and Arabia extending into India.

Other animals of the family Leporidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Cape hare

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape hare

What other animals weight around 2.05 kg (4.52 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Cape hare

Also reaching around 42.6 cm (1′ 5″) in size do these animals: