Litter Size

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

How many baby Hirolas are in a litter?

A Hirola (Beatragus hunteri) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 252 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 8.35 kg (18.41 lbs) and measure 3.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Beatragus). An adult Hirola grows up to a size of 1.6 meter (5′ 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 Hirola is 1

The hirola (Beatragus hunteri), Hunter’s hartebeest or Hunter’s antelope, is a critically endangered antelope species found on the border between Kenya and Somalia. They were discovered by Kenyans living in the area in 1888 It is the only extant member of the genus Beatragus. The global hirola population is estimated at 300–500 animals, there are no hirola in captivity and the wild population continues to decline. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List “The loss of the Hirola would be the first extinction of a mammalian genus on mainland Africa in modern human history.”

Other animals of the family Bovidae

Hirola is a member of the Bovidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Hirola

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Hirola

Other animals that usually reach the age of 15.17 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Hirola

What other animals weight around 79.13 kg (174.46 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Hirola

Also reaching around 1.6 meter (5′ 3″) in size do these animals: