Litter Size

How many babies does a Parma wallaby have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Parma wallabys are in a litter?

A Parma wallaby (Macropus parma) 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 34 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Macropodidae family (genus: Macropus). An adult Parma wallaby grows up to a size of 87.7 cm (2′ 11″).

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 Parma wallaby is 1

The Parma wallaby (Macropus parma) was first described by British naturalist John Gould in about 1840. A shy cryptic creature of the wet sclerophyll forests of northern New South Wales (Australia), it was never commonly encountered and, even before the end of the 19th century, it was believed to be extinct. In 1965 workers on Kawau Island (near Auckland, New Zealand) trying to control a plague of introduced tammar wallabies (a widespread and fairly common species in Australia) were astonished to discover that some of the pests were not tammar wallabies, but a miraculously surviving population of Parma wallabies—a species long thought extinct. The extermination effort was put on hold while individuals were captured and sent to institutions in Australia and around the world in the hope that they would breed in captivity and could eventually be reintroduced to their native habitat.The renewed interest in the Parma wallaby soon led to another milestone: in 1967 it was found that they still existed in the forests near Gosford, New South Wales. Further investigation showed that the Parma wallaby was alive and well, and although not common, was to be found in forests along the Great Dividing Range from near Gosford almost as far north as the Queensland border.The offspring of the Kawau Island population are smaller than their fully wild relatives, even when provided with ample food: it appears that competition for limited food resources on the island selected for smaller individuals, an incipient example of the phenomenon of insular dwarfism.

Other animals of the family Macropodidae

Parma wallaby is a member of the Macropodidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Parma wallaby

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Parma wallaby

Other animals that usually reach the age of 10 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Parma wallaby

What other animals weight around 4.16 kg (9.17 lbs)?