How many baby Indian hares are in a litter?
A Indian hare (Lepus nigricollis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 7 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 7 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 36 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 123 grams (0.27 lbs) and measure 14 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Leporidae family (genus: Lepus). An adult Indian hare grows up to a size of 45.9 cm (1′ 7″).
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 Indian hare (Lepus nigricollis), also known as the black-naped hare, is a common species of hare found in the Indian Subcontinent and in Java. Introduced to Madagascar, Comoro Islands, Andaman Islands, Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Mayotte, Mauritius and Réunion
Other animals of the family Leporidae
Indian hare is a member of the Leporidae, as are these animals:
- Burmese hare weighting around 2.27 kilograms (5 lbs)
- Tres Marias rabbit weighting only 964 grams
- Jameson’s red rock hare with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Manchurian hare with 2 babies per pregnancy
- European hare with 2 babies per pregnancy
- African savanna hare with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Robust cottontail raching a size of 39.4 cm (1′ 4″)
- Mountain cottontail with 4 babies per pregnancy
- Hainan hare weighting around 1.52 kilograms (3.35 lbs)
- Hispid hare with 3 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Indian hare
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Mashona mole-rat
- Mongoose lemur
- Greater Asiatic yellow bat
- Tropical vlei rat
- South Andean deer
- Mahogany glider
- Bonnet macaque
- Railer bat
- Golden snub-nosed monkey
- Northern olingo
Animals with the same weight as a Indian hare
What other animals weight around 2.3 kg (5.06 lbs)?
- Common brown lemur usually reaching 2.38 kgs (5.25 lbs)
- Silky cuscus usually reaching 2 kgs (4.41 lbs)
- Mexican hairy dwarf porcupine usually reaching 2 kgs (4.41 lbs)
- Stripe-necked mongoose usually reaching 2.38 kgs (5.25 lbs)
- Long-tailed pangolin usually reaching 2.75 kgs (6.06 lbs)
- Johnston’s genet usually reaching 2.23 kgs (4.92 lbs)
- Ring-tailed lemur usually reaching 2.63 kgs (5.8 lbs)
- Small-toothed palm civet usually reaching 2.32 kgs (5.11 lbs)
- American hog-nosed skunk usually reaching 2.58 kgs (5.69 lbs)
- Abyssinian hare usually reaching 2.02 kgs (4.45 lbs)