Litter Size

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

How many baby Japanese serows are in a litter?

A Japanese serow (Naemorhedus crispus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 212 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3.5 kg (7.72 lbs) and measure 5.3 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Naemorhedus). An adult Japanese serow grows up to a size of 1.04 meter (3′ 5″).

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 Japanese serow is 1

The Japanese serow (氈鹿, lit. “coarse pelt deer”): (Capricornis crispus) is a Japanese goat-antelope, an even-toed ungulate mammal. It is found in dense woodland in Japan, primarily in northern and central Honshu. The animal is seen as a national symbol of Japan and is subject to protection in conservation areas.Adult Japanese serow stand about 81 centimetres (32 in) tall and weigh 30–45 kilograms (66–99 lb). They are black to whitish, and colouring lightens in summer. The fur is very bushy, especially the tail. Both sexes have short, backwards-curving horns and are difficult to distinguish by sight. Japanese serow are found in dense mountain forests where they eat leaves, shoots, and acorns. They are diurnal and feed in early mornings and late afternoons. Serows are solitary, or gather in couples or small family groups. The animal marks its territory with sweet-and-sour-smelling preorbital gland secretions, and males and females have separate territories that may overlap.In the mid-20th century the Japanese serow was hunted to near-extinction. In 1955 the Japanese government passed a law designating it a “Special National Monument” to protect it from poachers. Populations have since grown so greatly that the IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals ranks it “least concern”. Complaints from foresters and farmers led in 1979 to the 1955 law’s repeal. Since then the serow has had protected status in 13 designated protected areas over 23 prefectures, and has been subject to culling as a pest outside conservation areas. Conservationists have labelled it a “living national treasure of the forest”. Athletes with superior agility and speed draw comparisons with the serow, and the Yamaha Motor Company has marketed the XT 225 enduro motorcycle as the Yamaha Serow.

Other animals of the family Bovidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Japanese serow

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Japanese serow

Other animals that usually reach the age of 18.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Japanese serow

What other animals weight around 42.6 kg (93.92 lbs)?