Litter Size

How many babies does a Rock hyrax have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Rock hyraxs are in a litter?

A Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 231 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 203 grams (0.45 lbs) and measure 19.1 cm (0′ 8″). They are a member of the Procaviidae family (genus: Procavia). An adult Rock hyrax grows up to a size of 46.7 cm (1′ 7″).

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 Rock hyrax is 2

The rock hyrax (; Procavia capensis), also called Cape hyrax, rock rabbit, and (in the Bible) coney, is a medium-sized terrestrial mammal native to Africa and the Middle East. Commonly referred to in South Africa as the dassie (/dasiː/), it is one of the five living species of the order Hyracoidea, and the only one in the genus Procavia.Rock hyraxes weigh between 4 kilograms (9 lb) and 5 kilograms (11 lb), and have short ears and tail.The rock hyrax is found at elevations up to 4,200 metres (13,800 ft) in habitats with rock crevices allowing it to escape from predators. It is the only extant terrestrial afrotherian in the Middle East. Hyraxes typically live in groups of 10–80 animals, and forage as a group. It has been reported to use sentries to warn of the approach of predators. Having incomplete thermoregulation, it is most active in the morning and evening, although its activity pattern varies substantially with season and climate.Over most of its range, the rock hyrax is not endangered, and in some areas is considered a minor pest. In Ethiopia, Israel and Jordan, it is a reservoir of the leishmaniasis parasite.Along with other hyrax species and the manatee, this species is the most closely related to the elephant.

Other animals of the family Procaviidae

Rock hyrax is a member of the Procaviidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Rock hyrax

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Rock hyrax

Other animals that usually reach the age of 14 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Rock hyrax

What other animals weight around 2.95 kg (6.51 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Rock hyrax

Also reaching around 46.7 cm (1′ 7″) in size do these animals: