Litter Size

How many babies does a White-tailed jackrabbit have at once? (litter size)

How many baby White-tailed jackrabbits are in a litter?

A White-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 12 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 40 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 15.6 cm (0′ 7″). They are a member of the Leporidae family (genus: Lepus). An adult White-tailed jackrabbit grows up to a size of 51.3 cm (1′ 9″).

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 White-tailed jackrabbit is 4

The white-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii), also known as the prairie hare and the white jack, is a species of hare found in western North America. Like all hares and rabbits, it is a member of the family Leporidae of order Lagomorpha. It is a solitary individual except where several males court a female in the breeding season. Litters of four to five young are born in a form, a shallow depression in the ground, hidden among vegetation. This jackrabbit has two described subspecies: L. townsendii townsendii occurring west of the Rocky Mountains and L. townsendii campanius occurring east of the Rocky Mountains.

Other animals of the family Leporidae

White-tailed jackrabbit is a member of the Leporidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with White-tailed jackrabbit

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a White-tailed jackrabbit

Other animals that usually reach the age of 8 years:

Animals with the same weight as a White-tailed jackrabbit

What other animals weight around 3.38 kg (7.44 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a White-tailed jackrabbit

Also reaching around 51.3 cm (1′ 9″) in size do these animals: