Animal Weight

How much does a Black-shanked douc weight?

It is hard to guess what a Black-shanked douc weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Black-shanked douc (Pygathrix nigripes) on average weights 10.33 kg (22.78 lbs).

The Black-shanked douc is from the family Cercopithecidae (genus: Pygathrix). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 60.9 cm (2′ 0″). Usually, Black-shanked doucs have 1 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 Black-shanked douc is 10.33 kg (22.78 lbs)

The black-shanked douc (Pygathrix nigripes) is an endangered species of douc found mostly in the forests of eastern Cambodia, with some smaller populations in Vietnam. This species is unique among the doucs in having a largely greyish-blue face. No global population estimate exists, although the Wildlife Conservation Society report an estimated 23,000 individuals present in Cambodia’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. Prior to the discovery of the significance of this population, the largest populations were believed to be in adjacent Vietnam, where the largest known population is around 500-600 individuals. They are primarily arboreal and their diet consists on leaves, of which they obtain most of their water.

Animals of the same family as a Black-shanked douc

We found other animals of the Cercopithecidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Black-shanked douc

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pygathrix nigripes:

Animals with the same size as a Black-shanked douc

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Black-shanked douc

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Black-shanked douc: