Litter Size

How many babies does a Southern muriqui have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Southern muriquis are in a litter?

A Southern muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 221 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5.88 kg (12.96 lbs) and measure 7.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Cebidae family (genus: Brachyteles). An adult Southern muriqui grows up to a size of 57.8 cm (1′ 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 Southern muriqui is 1

The southern muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides) is a muriqui (woolly spider monkey) species endemic to Brazil. It is found in the Brazilian states of Paraná, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais. This New World monkey is known locally as mono carvoeiro, which translates to “charcoal monkey”.Muriquis are the largest New World monkeys and largest non-human native primates in the Americas. Male muriquis have a head-body length of 55–78 cm (21.5–30.5 in), with a tail of 74–80 cm (29–31.5 in) and a body weight of 9.6–15 kg (21–33 lb). Females have a head-body length of 46–63 cm (18–25 in), a tail length of 65–74 cm (25.5–29 in) and a body weight of 8–11 kg (18–24 lb). The tails are fully prehensile.The southern muriqui, B. arachnoides, has a solid black face, distinguishing it from the northern species, B. hypoxanthus, which has a black face mottled with pink.This species is considered endangered because of habitat destruction, hunting pressures, and historic population declines. Only two captive populations of the southern muriqui exist. They are housed at the zoo of Curitiba and at the zoo of Sorocaba, Brazil. The latter is located 80 km from the only long-term investigation of the southern muriqui in continuous forest, the Carlos Botelho State Park. The wild population was estimated at 1,300 in 2005.

Other animals of the family Cebidae

Southern muriqui is a member of the Cebidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern muriqui

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern muriqui

What other animals weight around 10.57 kg (23.3 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Southern muriqui

Also reaching around 57.8 cm (1′ 11″) in size do these animals: