Animal Weight

How much does a Angolan kusimanse weight?

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

An adult Angolan kusimanse (Crossarchus ansorgei) on average weights 700 grams (1.54 lbs).

The Angolan kusimanse is from the family Herpestidae (genus: Crossarchus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 32.6 cm (1′ 1″).

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 Angolan kusimanse is 700 grams (1.54 lbs)

The Angolan kusimanse (Crossarchus ansorgei), also known as Ansorge’s kusimanse, is a species of small mongoose. There are two recognized subspecies: C. a. ansorgei, found in Angola; and C. a. nigricolor, found in DR Congo, which do not have overlapping ranges. It prefers rainforest type habitat, and avoids regions inhabited by humans. It grows to 12–18 inches in length, with a 6–10 inch long tail, and weighs 1–3 lb. Little is known about this species of kusimanse, and there are no estimates of its wild population numbers or status. Until 1984, the species was only known from two specimens from Baringa but are now thought to be quite common in some regions. Threats are probably habitat loss and bushmeat hunting. However, this species is protected by Salonga National Park.

Animals of the same family as a Angolan kusimanse

We found other animals of the Herpestidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Angolan kusimanse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Crossarchus ansorgei:

Animals with the same size as a Angolan kusimanse

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