Animal Weight

How much does a Black-tailed prairie dog weight?

It is hard to guess what a Black-tailed prairie dog weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) on average weights 797 grams (1.76 lbs).

The Black-tailed prairie dog is from the family Sciuridae (genus: Cynomys). It is usually born with about 15 grams (0.03 lbs). They can live for up to 8.5 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 29.4 cm (1′ 0″). On average, Black-tailed prairie dogs can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 4.

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-tailed prairie dog is 797 grams (1.76 lbs)

The black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) is a rodent of the family Sciuridae found in the Great Plains of North America from about the United States-Canada border to the United States-Mexico border. Unlike some other prairie dogs, these animals do not truly hibernate. The black-tailed prairie dog can be seen above ground in midwinter. A black-tailed prairie dog town in Texas was reported to cover 25,000 sq mi (64,000 km2) and included 400,000,000 individuals. Prior to habitat destruction, this species may have been the most abundant prairie dog in central North America. This species was one of two described by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the journals and diaries of their expedition.

Animals of the same family as a Black-tailed prairie dog

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Black-tailed prairie dog

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cynomys ludovicianus:

Animals with the same size as a Black-tailed prairie dog

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Black-tailed prairie dog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Black-tailed prairie dog:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Black-tailed prairie dog

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Black-tailed prairie dog: