Litter Size

How many babies does a South African springhare have at once? (litter size)

How many baby South African springhares are in a litter?

A South African springhare (Pedetes capensis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 78 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 253 grams (0.56 lbs) and measure 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Pedetidae family (genus: Pedetes). An adult South African springhare grows up to a size of 88.6 cm (2′ 11″).

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 South African springhare is 1

The South African springhare (Pedetes capensis), or springhaas in Afrikaans, is not actually a hare, but a rodent. It is one of two extant species in the genus Pedetes, and is native to southern Africa. Formerly, the genus was considered monotypic and the East African springhare (P. surdaster) was included in P. capensis. Though the species look alike at a casual glance, scientific study can easily determine which is which.

Animals that share a litter size with South African springhare

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a South African springhare

Other animals that usually reach the age of 14.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a South African springhare

What other animals weight around 2.55 kg (5.62 lbs)?