Animal Weight

How much does a Marsh mongoose weight?

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

An adult Marsh mongoose (Atilax paludinosus) on average weights 3.6 kg (7.94 lbs).

The Marsh mongoose is from the family Herpestidae (genus: Atilax). It is usually born with about 100 grams (0.22 lbs). They can live for up to 17.42 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 50 cm (1′ 8″). On average, Marsh mongooses can have babies 2 times per year with a litter size of 2.

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 Marsh mongoose is 3.6 kg (7.94 lbs)

The marsh mongoose (Atilax paludinosus) is a medium-sized mongoose native to sub-Saharan Africa, where it inhabits foremost freshwater wetlands. It has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 2008.

Animals of the same family as a Marsh mongoose

We found other animals of the Herpestidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Marsh mongoose

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Atilax paludinosus:

Animals with the same size as a Marsh mongoose

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Marsh mongoose

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Marsh mongoose:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Marsh mongoose

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Marsh mongoose: