Litter Size

How many babies does a Riverine rabbit have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Riverine rabbits are in a litter?

A Riverine rabbit (Bunolagus monticularis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 42 grams (0.09 lbs) and measure 7.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Leporidae family (genus: Bunolagus). An adult Riverine rabbit grows up to a size of 43 cm (1′ 5″).

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 Riverine rabbit is 1

The riverine rabbit (Bunolagus monticularis), also known as the bushman rabbit or bushman hare, is one of the most endangered mammals in the world, with only around 500 living adults, and 1500 overall. This rabbit has an extremely limited distribution area, found only in the central and southern regions of the Karoo Desert of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province. It is the only member of the genus Bunolagus because of unique traits that separate it from the other lagomorphs in the genus Lepus. There is still controversy and debate between taxonomists over its classification. Many tests and karyotypic analysis has been performed on hares from the genus Lepus to compare the riverine rabbit to others that are classified as true hares.They have a diet which consists of mostly plants and vegetation, but their usual food sources are being diminished, causing a scarcity for their population. This food loss is also connected to other problems such as with forming burrows. A unique aspect of its biology is that females can only produce one offspring per year. This contributes to how it is classified as critically endangered, which is the most severe classification available. Other unique traits include being nocturnal, and producing two different types of droppings. Currently, there are conservation plans being enacted to help with its decreasing population and habitat.

Other animals of the family Leporidae

Riverine rabbit is a member of the Leporidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Riverine rabbit

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Riverine rabbit

What other animals weight around 1.75 kg (3.86 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Riverine rabbit

Also reaching around 43 cm (1′ 5″) in size do these animals: