Litter Size

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

How many baby Culpeos are in a litter?

A Culpeo (Pseudalopex culpaeus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 58 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 168 grams (0.37 lbs) and measure 3.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Canidae family (genus: Pseudalopex). An adult Culpeo grows up to a size of 72.4 cm (2′ 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 Culpeo is 4

The culpeo (Lycalopex culpaeus), sometimes known as the zorro culpeo, Andean zorro or Andean fox, is a South American fox species. It is the second-largest native canid on the continent, after the maned wolf. In appearance, it bears many similarities to the widely recognized red fox. It has grey and reddish fur, a white chin, reddish legs and a stripe on its back that may be barely visible.The culpeo’s diet consists largely of rodents, rabbits, birds and lizards, and to a lesser extent, plant material and carrion. The culpeo does attack sheep on occasion and is therefore often hunted or poisoned. In some regions, it has become rare, but overall the species is not threatened with extinction.The culpeo was domesticated to form the Fuegian dog, but this animal became extinct some time between 1880 and 1919.

Other animals of the family Canidae

Culpeo is a member of the Canidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Culpeo

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Culpeo

What other animals weight around 8.62 kg (19 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Culpeo

Also reaching around 72.4 cm (2′ 5″) in size do these animals: