Litter Size

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

How many baby Marsh deers are in a litter?

A Marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) 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 272 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4.2 kg (9.26 lbs) and measure 5.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Cervidae family (genus: Blastocerus). An adult Marsh deer grows up to a size of 1.72 meter (5′ 8″).

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 Marsh deer is 1

The marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) is the largest deer species from South America reaching a length of 2 m (6.6 ft) and a shoulder height of 1.2 m (3.9 ft). It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. Formerly found in much of tropical and subtropical South America, it ranged east of the Andes, south from the Amazon rainforest, west of the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest and north of the Argentinian Pampa. Today it is largely reduced to isolated populations at marsh and lagoon zones in the Paraná, Paraguay, Araguaia and Guapore river basins. Small populations also occur in the southern Amazon, including Peru where protected in Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. It is listed as a vulnerable species by the IUCN and on CITES Appendix I.The latter half of its scientific name refers to the forked antlers. Marsh deer resemble the North American mule deer or blacktail deer.

Other animals of the family Cervidae

Marsh deer is a member of the Cervidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Marsh deer

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Marsh deer

What other animals weight around 111.76 kg (246.39 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Marsh deer

Also reaching around 1.72 meter (5′ 8″) in size do these animals: