Animal Weight

How much does a Japanese serow weight?

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

An adult Japanese serow (Naemorhedus crispus) on average weights 42.6 kg (93.92 lbs).

The Japanese serow is from the family Bovidae (genus: Naemorhedus). It is usually born with about 3.5 kg (7.72 lbs). They can live for up to 18.5 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.04 meter (3′ 5″). On average, Japanese serows can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 1.

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 Japanese serow is 42.6 kg (93.92 lbs)

The Japanese serow (氈鹿, lit. “coarse pelt deer”): (Capricornis crispus) is a Japanese goat-antelope, an even-toed ungulate mammal. It is found in dense woodland in Japan, primarily in northern and central Honshu. The animal is seen as a national symbol of Japan and is subject to protection in conservation areas.Adult Japanese serow stand about 81 centimetres (32 in) tall and weigh 30–45 kilograms (66–99 lb). They are black to whitish, and colouring lightens in summer. The fur is very bushy, especially the tail. Both sexes have short, backwards-curving horns and are difficult to distinguish by sight. Japanese serow are found in dense mountain forests where they eat leaves, shoots, and acorns. They are diurnal and feed in early mornings and late afternoons. Serows are solitary, or gather in couples or small family groups. The animal marks its territory with sweet-and-sour-smelling preorbital gland secretions, and males and females have separate territories that may overlap.In the mid-20th century the Japanese serow was hunted to near-extinction. In 1955 the Japanese government passed a law designating it a “Special National Monument” to protect it from poachers. Populations have since grown so greatly that the IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals ranks it “least concern”. Complaints from foresters and farmers led in 1979 to the 1955 law’s repeal. Since then the serow has had protected status in 13 designated protected areas over 23 prefectures, and has been subject to culling as a pest outside conservation areas. Conservationists have labelled it a “living national treasure of the forest”. Athletes with superior agility and speed draw comparisons with the serow, and the Yamaha Motor Company has marketed the XT 225 enduro motorcycle as the Yamaha Serow.

Animals of the same family as a Japanese serow

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

  • Black duiker bringing 19 kilos (41.89 lbs) to the scale
  • Hirola bringing 79.13 kilos (174.45 lbs) to the scale
  • Bongo (antelope) bringing 269.5 kilos (594.15 lbs) to the scale
  • Kirk’s dik-dik bringing 4.8 kilos (10.58 lbs) to the scale
  • Goat bringing 47.14 kilos (103.93 lbs) to the scale
  • Pyrenean chamois bringing 30 kilos (66.14 lbs) to the scale
  • Common tsessebe bringing 133.5 kilos (294.32 lbs) to the scale
  • Dama gazelle bringing 71.42 kilos (157.45 lbs) to the scale
  • Anoa bringing 256 kilos (564.38 lbs) to the scale
  • Chinese goral with an average maximal age of 17.25 years

Animals with the same weight as a Japanese serow

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Naemorhedus crispus:

Animals with the same litter size as a Japanese serow

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Japanese serow

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Japanese serow: