Litter Size

How many babies does a New Zealand sea lion have at once? (litter size)

How many baby New Zealand sea lions are in a litter?

A New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 365 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 10.21 kg (22.51 lbs) and measure 77.1 cm (2′ 7″). They are a member of the Otariidae family (genus: Phocarctos). An adult New Zealand sea lion grows up to a size of 2.02 meter (6′ 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 New Zealand sea lion is 1

The New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri), also known as Hooker’s sea lion, and whakahao in Māori, is a species of sea lion that primarily breeds on New Zealand’s subantarctic Auckland and Campbell islands and to some extent around the coast of New Zealand’s South and Stewart islands. The New Zealand sea lion numbers around 10,000 and is perhaps the world’s rarest sea lion species. They are the only species of the genus Phocarctos.

Other animals of the family Otariidae

New Zealand sea lion is a member of the Otariidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with New Zealand sea lion

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a New Zealand sea lion

What other animals weight around 273.67 kg (603.33 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a New Zealand sea lion

Also reaching around 2.02 meter (6′ 8″) in size do these animals: