Litter Size

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

How many baby Capybaras are in a litter?

A Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 150 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1.5 kg (3.31 lbs) and measure 6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Caviidae family (genus: Hydrochoerus). An adult Capybara grows up to a size of 1.21 meter (4′ 0″).

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 Capybara is 3

The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is a giant cavy rodent native to South America. It is the largest living rodent in the world. Also called capivara (in Brazil), chigüire, chigüiro (in Colombia and Venezuela), carpincho (in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) and ronsoco (in Peru), it is a member of the genus Hydrochoerus, of which the only other extant member is the lesser capybara (Hydrochoerus isthmius). Its close relatives include guinea pigs and rock cavies, and it is more distantly related to the agouti, the chinchilla, and the coypu. The capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10–20 individuals. The capybara is not a threatened species, but it is hunted for its meat and hide and also for grease from its thick fatty skin.

Other animals of the family Caviidae

Capybara is a member of the Caviidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Capybara

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Capybara

Other animals that usually reach the age of 12 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Capybara

What other animals weight around 48.14 kg (106.14 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Capybara

Also reaching around 1.21 meter (4′ 0″) in size do these animals: