Litter Size

How many babies does a South American tapir have at once? (litter size)

How many baby South American tapirs are in a litter?

A South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 395 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4.51 kg (9.95 lbs) and measure 4.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Tapiridae family (genus: Tapirus). An adult South American tapir grows up to a size of 2.01 meter (6′ 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 South American tapir is 1

The South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris), also commonly called the Brazilian tapir (from the Tupi tapi’ira), the Amazonian tapir, the maned tapir, the lowland tapir, in Portuguese anta, and in mixed Quechua and Spanish sachavaca (literally “bushcow”), is one of the four widely recognized species in the tapir family, along with the mountain tapir, the Malayan tapir, and Baird’s tapir. The South American tapir is the largest surviving native terrestrial mammal in the Amazon.

Other animals of the family Tapiridae

South American tapir is a member of the Tapiridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with South American tapir

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a South American tapir

Other animals that usually reach the age of 35 years:

Animals with the same weight as a South American tapir

What other animals weight around 167.75 kg (369.82 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a South American tapir

Also reaching around 2.01 meter (6′ 7″) in size do these animals: