Litter Size

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

How many baby Mountain hares are in a litter?

A Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 9 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 50 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 113 grams (0.25 lbs) and measure 15.6 cm (0′ 7″). They are a member of the Leporidae family (genus: Lepus). An adult Mountain hare grows up to a size of 50.9 cm (1′ 9″).

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 Mountain hare is 3

The mountain hare (Lepus timidus), also known as blue hare, tundra hare, variable hare, white hare, snow hare, alpine hare, and Irish hare, is a Palearctic hare that is largely adapted to polar and mountainous habitats. This species is considered as the “National animal of Tatarstan” respectively.

Other animals of the family Leporidae

Mountain hare is a member of the Leporidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Mountain hare

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Mountain hare

What other animals weight around 3.11 kg (6.86 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Mountain hare

Also reaching around 50.9 cm (1′ 9″) in size do these animals: