Litter Size

How many babies does a Rufous rat-kangaroo have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Rufous rat-kangaroos are in a litter?

A Rufous rat-kangaroo (Aepyprymnus rufescens) 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 22 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5.24 kg (11.55 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Potoroidae family (genus: Aepyprymnus). An adult Rufous rat-kangaroo grows up to a size of 1.42 meter (4′ 8″).

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 Rufous rat-kangaroo is 1

The rufous rat-kangaroo (Aepyprymnus rufescens), more commonly known as the rufous bettong, is a small marsupial species of the family Potoroidae found in Australia. It is not classified as threatened. The rufous bettong is about the size of a full-grown rabbit.

Other animals of the family Potoroidae

Rufous rat-kangaroo is a member of the Potoroidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Rufous rat-kangaroo

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Rufous rat-kangaroo

Other animals that usually reach the age of 8 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Rufous rat-kangaroo

What other animals weight around 2.81 kg (6.18 lbs)?