Animal Weight

How much does a Aardwolf weight?

It is hard to guess what a Aardwolf weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Aardwolf (Proteles cristata) on average weights 8.14 kg (17.94 lbs).

The Aardwolf is from the family Hyaenidae (genus: Proteles). It is usually born with about 275 grams (0.61 lbs). They can live for up to 25 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 69.7 cm (2′ 4″). Usually, Aardwolfs have 2 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Aardwolf is 8.14 kg (17.94 lbs)

The aardwolf (Proteles cristata) is an insectivorous mammal, native to East and Southern Africa. Its name means “earth-wolf” in Afrikaans and Dutch. It is also called “maanhaar-jackal” (Afrikaans for “mane-jackal”), “Nxi” by the Nama people, “ant hyena”, “termite-eating hyena” and “civet hyena”, based on its habit of secreting substances from its anal gland, a characteristic shared with the African civet. The aardwolf is in the same family as the hyena. Unlike many of its relatives in the order Carnivora, the aardwolf does not hunt large animals. It eats insects and their larvae, mainly termites; one aardwolf can lap up as many as 250,000 termites during a single night using its long, sticky tongue.The aardwolf lives in the shrublands of eastern and southern Africa – open lands covered with stunted trees and shrubs. It is nocturnal, resting in burrows during the day and emerging at night to seek food.

Animals of the same family as a Aardwolf

We found other animals of the Hyaenidae family:

  • Brown hyena bringing 43.4 kilos (95.68 lbs) to the scale
  • Spotted hyena bringing 63.69 kilos (140.41 lbs) to the scale
  • Brown hyena bringing 42.98 kilos (94.75 lbs) to the scale
  • Aardwolf bringing 8.29 kilos (18.28 lbs) to the scale
  • Striped hyena bringing 35.09 kilos (77.36 lbs) to the scale

Animals with the same weight as a Aardwolf

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Proteles cristata:

Animals with the same size as a Aardwolf

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Aardwolf:

Animals with the same litter size as a Aardwolf

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Aardwolf:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Aardwolf

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Aardwolf: