Animal Weight

How much does a Gunnison’s prairie dog weight?

It is hard to guess what a Gunnison’s prairie dog weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Gunnison’s prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) on average weights 798 grams (1.76 lbs).

The Gunnison’s prairie dog is from the family Sciuridae (genus: Cynomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 27.9 cm (0′ 11″). On average, Gunnison’s 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 Gunnison's prairie dog is 798 grams (1.76 lbs)

Gunnison’s prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) is one of five species of the prairie dog. This species belongs to the squirrel family of rodents, and are predominantly related to the North American and Eurasian ground squirrels. Gunnison’s prairie dogs are primarily distributed in the Four Corners region of the United States.

Animals of the same family as a Gunnison’s prairie dog

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Gunnison’s prairie dog

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

Animals with the same size as a Gunnison’s prairie dog

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Gunnison’s prairie dog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Gunnison’s prairie dog: