Litter Size

How many babies does a Smith’s red rock hare have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Smith’s red rock hares are in a litter?

A Smith’s red rock hare (Pronolagus rupestris) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 212 grams (0.47 lbs) and measure 19.1 cm (0′ 8″). They are a member of the Leporidae family (genus: Pronolagus). An adult Smith’s red rock hare grows up to a size of 43.8 cm (1′ 6″).

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 Smith's red rock hare is 2

Smith’s red rock hare (Pronolagus rupestris) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae (rabbits and hares), and is the smallest member of the genus Pronolagus. The upperparts and gular collar are reddish brown in colour. It has warm, brown, grizzled, thicker hairs at the back of the body, and white to tawny, thinner underfur. It is endemic to Africa, found in parts of Kenya (Rift Valley), Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rhodesia, South Africa (Northern Cape, Free State, and North West), Tanzania and Zambia. It is a folivore, and usually forages on grasses (such as sprouting grass), shrubs and herbs. It breeds from September to February, and the female litters one or two offspring. Being a leporid, the hare’s offspring is called a leveret, or leverets (plural). The young leave the nest at three years of age. In 1996, it was rated as a species of least concern on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species.

Other animals of the family Leporidae

Smith’s red rock hare is a member of the Leporidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Smith’s red rock hare

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Smith’s red rock hare

What other animals weight around 2.25 kg (4.96 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Smith’s red rock hare

Also reaching around 43.8 cm (1′ 6″) in size do these animals: