Litter Size

How many babies does a Yarkand hare have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Yarkand hares are in a litter?

A Yarkand hare (Lepus yarkandensis) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

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 Yarkand hare grows up to a size of 39 cm (1′ 4″).

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 Yarkand hare is 3

The Yarkand hare (Lepus yarkandensis) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae. It has soft, straight, sandy brown dorsal pelage which has grayish-black stripes, and completely white ventral pelage. Endemic to China, the Yarkand hare is restricted to the Tarim Basin in Southern Xinjiang, China. It is mainly nocturnal, and forages on grass and crops. The female produces two or three litters annually, each consisting of two to five young. It is rated as near threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Endangered Species and by the Red List of China’s Vertebrates. However, Chinese geneticists have stated the species is “endangered” due to limited habitat and its fragmentation, and over-hunting and poaching.

Other animals of the family Leporidae

Yarkand hare is a member of the Leporidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Yarkand hare

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Yarkand hare

What other animals weight around 1.47 kg (3.23 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Yarkand hare

Also reaching around 39 cm (1′ 4″) in size do these animals: