Litter Size

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

How many baby Mountain tapirs are in a litter?

A Mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 393 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4.72 kg (10.41 lbs) and measure 4.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Tapiridae family (genus: Tapirus). An adult Mountain tapir grows up to a size of 2.22 meter (7′ 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 Mountain tapir is 1

The mountain tapir, also known as the Andean tapir or woolly tapir (Tapirus pinchaque) is the smallest of the four widely recognized species of tapir. It is the only one to live outside of tropical rainforests in the wild. It is most easily distinguished from other tapirs by its thick woolly coat and white lips.The species name comes from the term “La Pinchaque”, an imaginary beast said to inhabit the same regions as the mountain tapir.

Other animals of the family Tapiridae

Mountain tapir is a member of the Tapiridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Mountain tapir

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Mountain tapir

What other animals weight around 155.46 kg (342.73 lbs)?