Litter Size

How many babies does a Scrub hare have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Scrub hares are in a litter?

A Scrub hare (Lepus saxatilis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 5 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 38 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 98 grams (0.22 lbs) and measure 15.6 cm (0′ 7″). They are a member of the Leporidae family (genus: Lepus). An adult Scrub hare grows up to a size of 49.5 cm (1′ 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 Scrub hare is 1

The scrub hare (Lepus saxatilis) is one of two subspecies of hares found in southern Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. Although it is listed as a least critical species, the population has been declining and is expected to decline by 20% until the year 2104. The species is endemic to southern Africa and has not been seen in any other geographic locations around the world.

Other animals of the family Leporidae

Scrub hare is a member of the Leporidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Scrub hare

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Scrub hare

What other animals weight around 2.6 kg (5.73 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Scrub hare

Also reaching around 49.5 cm (1′ 8″) in size do these animals: