Litter Size

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

How many baby Southern viscachas are in a litter?

A Southern viscacha (Lagidium viscacia) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 129 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 259 grams (0.57 lbs) and measure 8.5 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Chinchillidae family (genus: Lagidium). An adult Southern viscacha grows up to a size of 34.2 cm (1′ 2″).

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 viscacha is 1

The southern viscacha (Lagidium viscacia) is a species of viscacha, a rodent in the family Chinchillidae found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. It is a colonial animal living in small groups in rocky mountain areas. It has long ears and hind legs and resembles a rabbit in appearance apart from its long, bushy tail, but is not a lagomorph.

Other animals of the family Chinchillidae

Southern viscacha is a member of the Chinchillidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern viscacha

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern viscacha

What other animals weight around 1.54 kg (3.4 lbs)?