Animal Weight

How much does a Hirola weight?

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

An adult Hirola (Damaliscus hunteri) on average weights 78.6 kg (173.28 lbs).

The Hirola is from the family Bovidae (genus: Damaliscus). It is usually born with about 8.35 kg (18.41 lbs). They can live for up to 15.17 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.6 meter (5′ 3″). Usually, Hirolas 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 Hirola is 78.6 kg (173.28 lbs)

The hirola (Beatragus hunteri), Hunter’s hartebeest or Hunter’s antelope, is a critically endangered antelope species found on the border between Kenya and Somalia. They were discovered by Kenyans living in the area in 1888 It is the only extant member of the genus Beatragus. The global hirola population is estimated at 300–500 animals, there are no hirola in captivity and the wild population continues to decline. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List “The loss of the Hirola would be the first extinction of a mammalian genus on mainland Africa in modern human history.”

Animals of the same family as a Hirola

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Hirola

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Damaliscus hunteri:

Animals with the same size as a Hirola

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Hirola

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Hirola:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Hirola

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