How many baby Coquerel’s sifakas are in a litter?
A Coquerel’s sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 140 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 102 grams (0.22 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Indriidae family (genus: Propithecus). An adult Coquerel’s sifaka grows up to a size of 37 cm (1′ 3″).
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.
Coquerel’s sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) is a diurnal, medium-sized lemur of the sifaka genus Propithecus. It is native to northwest Madagascar. Coquerel’s sifaka was once considered to be a subspecies of Verreaux’s sifaka, but was eventually granted full species level, and is listed as endangered due to habitat loss and hunting. In popular culture, it is known for being species of the title character in the children’s TV show Zoboomafoo.
Other animals of the family Indriidae
Coquerel’s sifaka is a member of the Indriidae, as are these animals:
- Western woolly lemur with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Milne-Edwards’s sifaka weighting around 6.57 kilograms (14.48 lbs)
Animals that share a litter size with Coquerel’s sifaka
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Mount Kenya mole shrew
- Thumbless bat
- Stump-tailed macaque
- Gray bat
- Arabian gazelle
- Scaly-tailed possum
- Golden snub-nosed monkey
- Grévy’s zebra
- Water buffalo
Animals with the same weight as a Coquerel’s sifaka
What other animals weight around 4.19 kg (9.24 lbs)?
- Hoary fox usually reaching 4.23 kgs (9.33 lbs)
- Giant bandicoot usually reaching 4.8 kgs (10.58 lbs)
- Campbell’s mona monkey usually reaching 3.63 kgs (8 lbs)
- Flat-headed cat usually reaching 3.53 kgs (7.78 lbs)
- Mona monkey usually reaching 3.98 kgs (8.77 lbs)
- Salt’s dik-dik usually reaching 3.4 kgs (7.5 lbs)
- Arctic hare usually reaching 4.42 kgs (9.74 lbs)
- Large-spotted civet usually reaching 4.53 kgs (9.99 lbs)
- Pagai Island macaque usually reaching 4.53 kgs (9.99 lbs)
- White-nosed coati usually reaching 4.58 kgs (10.1 lbs)