Animal Weight

How much does a Groundhog weight?

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

An adult Groundhog (Marmota monax) on average weights 3.88 kg (8.55 lbs).

The Groundhog is from the family Sciuridae (genus: Marmota). It is usually born with about 27 grams (0.06 lbs). They can live for up to 10 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 41.4 cm (1′ 5″). On average, Groundhogs 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 Groundhog is 3.88 kg (8.55 lbs)

The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. It was first scientifically described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758.The groundhog is also referred to as a chuck, wood-shock, groundpig, whistlepig, whistler, thickwood badger, Canada marmot, monax, moonack, weenusk, red monk and, among French Canadians in eastern Canada, siffleux.The name “thickwood badger” was given in the Northwest to distinguish the animal from the prairie badger. Monax (Móonack) is an Algonquian name of the woodchuck, which meant “digger” (cf. Lenape monachgeu). Young groundhogs may be called chucklings.Other marmots, such as the yellow-bellied and hoary marmots, live in rocky and mountainous areas, but the groundhog is a lowland creature. It is found through much of the eastern United States across Canada and into Alaska.

Animals of the same family as a Groundhog

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Groundhog

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Marmota monax:

Animals with the same size as a Groundhog

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Groundhog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Groundhog:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Groundhog

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Groundhog: