Litter Size

How many babies does a Patagonian mara have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Patagonian maras are in a litter?

A Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 97 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 579 grams (1.28 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Caviidae family (genus: Dolichotis). An adult Patagonian mara grows up to a size of 66.4 cm (2′ 3″).

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 Patagonian mara is 1

The Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum) is a relatively large rodent in the mara genus Dolichotis. It is also known as the Patagonian cavy, Patagonian hare, or dillaby. This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found in open and semiopen habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia. It is monogamous, but often breeds in warrens shared by several pairs.

Other animals of the family Caviidae

Patagonian mara is a member of the Caviidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Patagonian mara

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Patagonian mara

Other animals that usually reach the age of 14 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Patagonian mara

What other animals weight around 8.03 kg (17.7 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Patagonian mara

Also reaching around 66.4 cm (2′ 3″) in size do these animals: