Animal Weight

How much does a Long-footed potoroo weight?

It is hard to guess what a Long-footed potoroo weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Long-footed potoroo (Potorous longipes) on average weights 1.84 kg (4.05 lbs).

The Long-footed potoroo is from the family Potoroidae (genus: Potorous). They can live for up to 10 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 35.9 cm (1′ 3″). Usually, Long-footed 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.

Long-footed potoroo – Potorous longipes – is a small marsupial found in southeastern Australia, restricted to an area around the coastal border between New South Wales and Victoria. It was discovered in 1967 when an adult male was caught in a dog trap in the forest southwest of Bonang, Victoria. It is classified as vulnerable.Potorous longipes is the largest species of Potorous, resembling the long-nosed Potorous tridactylus. It is a solitary nocturnal creature, feeding on fungi, vegetation and small invertebrates. It differs from the P. tridactylus in its larger feet and longer tail.Current threats to the species include predation by introduced feral cats and foxes, as well as logging within its limited range.

Animals of the same family as a Long-footed potoroo

We found other animals of the Potoroidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-footed potoroo

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

Animals with the same size as a Long-footed potoroo

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Long-footed potoroo

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Long-footed potoroo:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Long-footed potoroo

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Long-footed potoroo: