Animal Weight

How much does a Gilbert’s potoroo weight?

It is hard to guess what a Gilbert’s potoroo weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Gilbert’s potoroo (Potorous gilbertii) on average weights 1.57 kg (3.46 lbs).

The Gilbert’s potoroo is from the family Potoroidae (genus: Potorous). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 34.9 cm (1′ 2″). Usually, Gilbert’s potoroos 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 Gilbert's potoroo is 1.57 kg (3.46 lbs)

Gilbert’s potoroo or ngilkat (Potorous gilbertii) is Australia’s most endangered marsupial and one of the world’s rarest critically endangered mammals. It is a small nocturnal macropod which lives in small groups. It has long hind feet and front feet with curved claws, which it uses to dig for food. Its body has large amounts of fur, which helps with insulation, and its fur ranges between brown and grey, the colour fading on its belly. This potoroo has a long, thin snout curving downward that it uses to smell its surroundings; this trait is common in all potoroo species. Its eyes appear to bulge out of its face and look as though they are on an angle, and its ears are almost invisible, buried under thick fur. Male and female body types are similar and are both within the same size range. Adult females range in weight from 708–1205 g (including pouch young where present), whereas adult males range in weight from 845–1200 g.The current estimated population is a sparse seventy individuals. It was thought to be extinct until its rediscovery in 1994. The only naturally located population is found in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve in Western Australia, where they co-exist with quokkas (Setonix brachyurus). Small populations are also being established at Bald Island and Michaelmas Island.

Animals of the same family as a Gilbert’s potoroo

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Animals with the same weight as a Gilbert’s potoroo

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Potorous gilbertii:

Animals with the same size as a Gilbert’s potoroo

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Gilbert’s potoroo:

Animals with the same litter size as a Gilbert’s potoroo

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Gilbert’s potoroo: