Litter Size

How many babies does a Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroos are in a litter?

A Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 37 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 200 grams (0.44 lbs) and measure 0.4 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Macropodidae family (genus: Dendrolagus). An adult Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo grows up to a size of 60.4 cm (2′ 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 Goodfellow's tree-kangaroo is 1

Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi) also called the ornate tree-kangaroo, belongs to the family Macropodidae, which includes kangaroos, wallabies and their relatives, and the genus Dendrolagus, with eleven other species. The species is native to the rainforests of New Guinea, and the border of central Irian Jaya in Indonesia. Under the IUCN classification, the species is listed as Endangered, which is a result of overhunting and human encroachment on their habitat. It is named after British zoological collector Walter Goodfellow.

Other animals of the family Macropodidae

Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo is a member of the Macropodidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo

Other animals that usually reach the age of 21 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo

What other animals weight around 7.98 kg (17.59 lbs)?