It is hard to guess what a Azara’s agouti weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Azara’s agouti (Dasyprocta azarae) on average weights 2.98 kg (6.57 lbs).
The Azara’s agouti is from the family Dasyproctidae (genus: Dasyprocta). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 17.5 cm (0′ 7″).
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.
Azara’s agouti (Dasyprocta azarae) is a South American agouti species from the family Dasyproctidae. Found in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, it is named after Spanish naturalist Félix de Azara. The population is unknown and may have gone locally extinct in some areas due to hunting; it is listed as vulnerable in Argentina.
Animals of the same family as a Azara’s agouti
We found other animals of the Dasyproctidae family:
- Red acouchi with a weight of 949 grams
- Red acouchi bringing 1.25 kilos (2.76 lbs) to the scale
- Kalinowski’s agouti bringing 2.65 kilos (5.84 lbs) to the scale
- Black-rumped agouti bringing 2.9 kilos (6.39 lbs) to the scale
- Green acouchi with a weight of 966 grams
- Mexican agouti bringing 5 kilos (11.02 lbs) to the scale
- Red-rumped agouti bringing 3.02 kilos (6.66 lbs) to the scale
- Central American agouti bringing 2.31 kilos (5.09 lbs) to the scale
- Crested agouti bringing 2.65 kilos (5.84 lbs) to the scale
- Orinoco agouti bringing 2.65 kilos (5.84 lbs) to the scale
Animals with the same weight as a Azara’s agouti
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dasyprocta azarae:
- Brown palm civet with a weight of 3.55 kilos (7.83 lbs)
- Philippine porcupine with a weight of 3.55 kilos (7.83 lbs)
- Striped skunk with a weight of 2.4 kilos (5.29 lbs)
- Kalinowski’s agouti with a weight of 2.65 kilos (5.84 lbs)
- Asian palm civet with a weight of 3.2 kilos (7.05 lbs)
- Eastern falanouc with a weight of 2.78 kilos (6.13 lbs)
- Flat-headed cat with a weight of 3.53 kilos (7.78 lbs)
- White-sided jackrabbit with a weight of 2.61 kilos (5.75 lbs)
- Spectacled hare-wallaby with a weight of 2.82 kilos (6.22 lbs)
- Hispid hare with a weight of 2.5 kilos (5.51 lbs)