Litter Size

How many babies does a Western tree hyrax have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Western tree hyraxs are in a litter?

A Western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 236 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 200 grams (0.44 lbs) and measure 0.4 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Procaviidae family (genus: Dendrohyrax). An adult Western tree hyrax grows up to a size of 49.9 cm (1′ 8″).

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 Western tree hyrax is 1

The western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis), also called the western tree dassie or Beecroft’s tree hyrax, is a species of tree hyrax within the family Procaviidae. It can be distinguished from other hyraxes by short coarse fur, presence of white patch of fur beneath the chin, lack of hair on the rostrum, and lower crowns of the cheek teeth compared to other members of the same genus.

Other animals of the family Procaviidae

Western tree hyrax is a member of the Procaviidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Western tree hyrax

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Western tree hyrax

Other animals that usually reach the age of 10 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Western tree hyrax

What other animals weight around 3.18 kg (7 lbs)?