Animal Weight

How much does a Colombian weasel weight?

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

An adult Colombian weasel (Mustela felipei) on average weights 211 grams (0.47 lbs).

The Colombian weasel is from the family Mustelidae (genus: Mustela). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 21.5 cm (0′ 9″).

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 Colombian weasel is 211 grams (0.47 lbs)

The Colombian weasel (Mustela felipei), also known as Don Felipe’s weasel, is a very rare species of weasel only known with certainty from the departments of Huila and Cauca in Colombia and nearby northern Ecuador (where it is only known from a single specimen). Both its scientific and alternative common name honours the mammalogist Philip “Don Felipe” Hershkovitz.It appears to be largely restricted to riparian habitats at an altitude of 1,100 to 2,700 m (3,600 to 8,900 ft). There is extensive deforestation within its limited distribution within the northern Andes of Colombia and Ecuador, and with less than 10 known specimens, it is probably the rarest carnivoran in South America. It is considered vulnerable by the IUCN.It is the second-smallest living carnivore on average, being only slightly larger than the least weasel (Mustela nivalis) and slightly smaller than the stoat or ermine (M. erminea). The upperparts and tail are blackish-brown, while the underparts are orange-buff.The first photo of a living specimen was taken by an amateur naturalist who found one trapped in his parents’ house in 2011. The weasel subsequently escaped to the outdoors.

Animals of the same family as a Colombian weasel

We found other animals of the Mustelidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Colombian weasel

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mustela felipei:

Animals with the same size as a Colombian weasel

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