How many baby Western brush wallabys are in a litter?
A Western brush wallaby (Macropus irma) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.6 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Macropodidae family (genus: Macropus). An adult Western brush wallaby grows up to a size of 87.7 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 western brush wallaby (Macropus irma), also known as the black-gloved wallaby, is a species of wallaby found in the southwest coastal region of Western Australia. The wallaby’s main threat is predation by the introduced red fox (Vulpes vulpes). The IUCN lists the western brush wallaby as Least Concern, as it remains fairly widespread and the population is believed to be stable or increasing, as a result of fox control programs.The western brush wallaby has a grey colour with distinctive white colouring around the face, arms and legs (although it does have black gloves as its alternative common name implies). It is an unusually diurnal macropod that eats mainly grass.
Other animals of the family Macropodidae
Western brush wallaby is a member of the Macropodidae, as are these animals:
- Red-necked pademelon with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Red-legged pademelon with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Proserpine rock-wallaby with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Whiptail wallaby with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Black-striped wallaby with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Ursine tree-kangaroo with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Spectacled hare-wallaby with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Eastern grey kangaroo with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Lowlands tree-kangaroo with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Western brush wallaby
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Smoky pocket gopher
- Brown-throated sloth
- La Plata dolphin
- Woermann’s bat
- Rufous horseshoe bat
- Polar bear
- Indian hare
- Dall sheep
Animals with the same weight as a Western brush wallaby
What other animals weight around 8 kg (17.64 lbs)?
- Northern nail-tail wallaby usually reaching 6.5 kgs (14.33 lbs)
- Venezuelan red howler usually reaching 6.41 kgs (14.13 lbs)
- Southern river otter usually reaching 7.5 kgs (16.53 lbs)
- Fishing cat usually reaching 8.83 kgs (19.47 lbs)
- Culpeo usually reaching 8.62 kgs (19 lbs)
- Moor macaque usually reaching 7.29 kgs (16.07 lbs)
- Hog badger usually reaching 8.17 kgs (18.01 lbs)
- Honey badger usually reaching 9 kgs (19.84 lbs)
- Black colobus usually reaching 9.1 kgs (20.06 lbs)
- Gee’s golden langur usually reaching 8.36 kgs (18.43 lbs)