Litter Size

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

How many baby Eastern cottontails are in a litter?

A Eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 4 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 16 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 27 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 34 grams (0.07 lbs) and measure 11.2 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Leporidae family (genus: Sylvilagus). An adult Eastern cottontail grows up to a size of 37.2 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.

The average litter size of a Eastern cottontail is 4

The eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) is a New World cottontail rabbit, a member of the family Leporidae. It is the most common rabbit species in North America.

Other animals of the family Leporidae

Eastern cottontail is a member of the Leporidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Eastern cottontail

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Eastern cottontail

Other animals that usually reach the age of 9 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Eastern cottontail

What other animals weight around 1.21 kg (2.67 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Eastern cottontail

Also reaching around 37.2 cm (1′ 3″) in size do these animals: