Litter Size

How many babies does a Gilbert’s potoroo have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Gilbert’s potoroos are in a litter?

A Gilbert’s potoroo (Potorous gilbertii) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Potoroidae family (genus: Potorous). An adult Gilbert’s potoroo grows up to a size of 34.9 cm (1′ 2″).

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 Gilbert's potoroo is 1

Gilbert’s potoroo or ngilkat (Potorous gilbertii) is Australia’s most endangered marsupial and one of the world’s rarest critically endangered mammals. It is a small nocturnal macropod which lives in small groups. It has long hind feet and front feet with curved claws, which it uses to dig for food. Its body has large amounts of fur, which helps with insulation, and its fur ranges between brown and grey, the colour fading on its belly. This potoroo has a long, thin snout curving downward that it uses to smell its surroundings; this trait is common in all potoroo species. Its eyes appear to bulge out of its face and look as though they are on an angle, and its ears are almost invisible, buried under thick fur. Male and female body types are similar and are both within the same size range. Adult females range in weight from 708–1205 g (including pouch young where present), whereas adult males range in weight from 845–1200 g.The current estimated population is a sparse seventy individuals. It was thought to be extinct until its rediscovery in 1994. The only naturally located population is found in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve in Western Australia, where they co-exist with quokkas (Setonix brachyurus). Small populations are also being established at Bald Island and Michaelmas Island.

Other animals of the family Potoroidae

Gilbert’s potoroo is a member of the Potoroidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Gilbert’s potoroo

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Gilbert’s potoroo

What other animals weight around 1.57 kg (3.46 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Gilbert’s potoroo

Also reaching around 34.9 cm (1′ 2″) in size do these animals: