Litter Size

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

How many baby Marsh rabbits are in a litter?

A Marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 6 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 12 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 33 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 34 grams (0.07 lbs) and measure 11.2 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Leporidae family (genus: Sylvilagus). An adult Marsh rabbit grows up to a size of 40.2 cm (1′ 4″).

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 rabbit is 2

The marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris) is a small cottontail rabbit found in marshes and swamps of coastal regions of the Eastern and Southern United States. It is a strong swimmer and found only near regions of water. It is similar in appearance to the eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) but is characterized by smaller ears, legs, and tail.

Other animals of the family Leporidae

Marsh rabbit is a member of the Leporidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Marsh rabbit

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Marsh rabbit

What other animals weight around 1.36 kg (2.99 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Marsh rabbit

Also reaching around 40.2 cm (1′ 4″) in size do these animals: