Animal Weight

How much does a Lowland paca weight?

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

An adult Lowland paca (Agouti paca) on average weights 8.18 kg (18.03 lbs).

The Lowland paca is from the family Agoutidae (genus: Agouti). It is usually born with about 674 grams (1.49 lbs). They can live for up to 16 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 65 cm (2′ 2″). On average, Lowland pacas 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 Lowland paca is 8.18 kg (18.03 lbs)

The lowland paca (Cuniculus paca), also known as the spotted paca, is a large rodent found in tropical and sub-tropical America, from East-Central Mexico to Northern Argentina. Introduced to Cuba, Bahamas, Trinidad, Jamaica and Hispaniola.The animal is called paca in most of its range, but tepezcuintle (original Aztec language name) in most of Mexico and Central America, guardatinaja in Nicaragua, pisquinte in northern Costa Rica, jaleb in the Yucatán peninsula, conejo pintado in Panama, guanta in Ecuador, majás or picuro in Peru, jochi pintado in Bolivia, and boruga, tinajo, or guartinaja in Colombia. It is also known as the gibnut in Belize, where it is prized as a game animal, labba in Guyana, lapa in Venezuela, and lappe on the island of Trinidad. Although lowland pacas are not in danger of being extinct, local extinctions have occurred due to habitat destructions.There is much confusion in the nomenclature of this and related species; see agouti. In particular, the popular term agouti or common agouti normally refers to species of the distinct genus Dasyprocta (such as the Central American agouti, Dasyprocta punctata). Sometimes the word agouti is also used for a polyphyletic grouping uniting the families Cuniculidae and Dasyproctidae, which, besides the pacas and common agoutis, includes also the acouchis (Myoprocta). Cuniculus is the appropriate genus name instead of Agouti based on a 1998 ruling of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature as the lowland paca’s genus.

Animals of the same family as a Lowland paca

We found other animals of the Agoutidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Lowland paca

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Agouti paca:

Animals with the same size as a Lowland paca

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Lowland paca

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Lowland paca

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Lowland paca: