Litter Size

How many babies does a Northern giraffe have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Northern giraffes are in a litter?

A Northern giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) 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 455 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 55.22 kg (121.74 lbs) and measure 3.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Giraffidae family (genus: Giraffa). An adult Northern giraffe grows up to a size of 4.18 meter (13′ 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 Northern giraffe is 1

See Giraffe for details of how this proposed taxonomy fits with the currently accepted taxonomy of giraffes.The northern giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), also known as three-horned giraffe, is the type species of giraffe native to North Africa.In the current IUCN taxonomic scheme, there is only one species of giraffe with the name G. camelopardalis and nine subspecies, but alternative taxonomic hypotheses have proposed two to eleven species.Once abundant throughout Africa since the 19th century, it ranged from Senegal, Mali and Nigeria from West Africa to up north in Egypt. The West African giraffes once lived in Algeria and Morocco in ancient periods until their extinctions due to the Saharan dry climate. It is isolated in South Sudan, Kenya, Chad and Niger.All giraffes are considered Vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN. In 2016, around 97,000 individuals from all subspecies were present in the wild. There are currently 5,195 northern giraffes.

Other animals of the family Giraffidae

Northern giraffe is a member of the Giraffidae, as are these animals:

  • Okapi with 1 babies per pregnancy

Animals that share a litter size with Northern giraffe

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Northern giraffe

Other animals that usually reach the age of 36.25 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Northern giraffe

What other animals weight around 959.83 kg (2116.05 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Northern giraffe

Also reaching around 4.18 meter (13′ 9″) in size do these animals: