Litter Size

How many babies does a Swamp rabbit have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Swamp rabbits are in a litter?

A Swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 37 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 55 grams (0.12 lbs) and measure 24 cm (0′ 10″). They are a member of the Leporidae family (genus: Sylvilagus). An adult Swamp rabbit grows up to a size of 45.8 cm (1′ 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 Swamp rabbit is 3

The swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus), or swamp hare, is a large cottontail rabbit found in the swamps and wetlands of the southern United States. Other common names for the swamp rabbit include marsh rabbit and cane-cutter. The species has a strong preference for wet areas, and it will take to the water and swim.

Other animals of the family Leporidae

Swamp rabbit is a member of the Leporidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Swamp rabbit

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Swamp rabbit

What other animals weight around 2.14 kg (4.71 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Swamp rabbit

Also reaching around 45.8 cm (1′ 7″) in size do these animals: