It is hard to guess what a Orinoco agouti weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Orinoco agouti (Dasyprocta guamara) on average weights 2.65 kg (5.84 lbs).
The Orinoco agouti is from the family Dasyproctidae (genus: Dasyprocta). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 17.5 cm (0′ 7″).
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 Orinoco agouti (Dasyprocta guamara) is a species of rodent in the family Dasyproctidae. It is endemic to Delta Amacuro in Venezuela, where found in areas with rainforest or mangrove.
Animals of the same family as a Orinoco agouti
We found other animals of the Dasyproctidae family:
- Red-rumped agouti bringing 3.02 kilos (6.66 lbs) to the scale
- Mexican agouti bringing 5 kilos (11.02 lbs) to the scale
- Kalinowski’s agouti bringing 2.65 kilos (5.84 lbs) to the scale
- Central American agouti bringing 2.31 kilos (5.09 lbs) to the scale
- Azara’s agouti bringing 2.98 kilos (6.57 lbs) to the scale
- Black-rumped agouti bringing 2.9 kilos (6.39 lbs) to the scale
- Crested agouti bringing 2.65 kilos (5.84 lbs) to the scale
- Black agouti bringing 3.5 kilos (7.72 lbs) to the scale
- Red acouchi bringing 1.25 kilos (2.76 lbs) to the scale
- Green acouchi with a weight of 966 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Orinoco agouti
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dasyprocta guamara:
- African brush-tailed porcupine with a weight of 2.88 kilos (6.35 lbs)
- American hog-nosed skunk with a weight of 2.58 kilos (5.69 lbs)
- Black-footed mongoose with a weight of 2.62 kilos (5.78 lbs)
- Kodkod with a weight of 2.5 kilos (5.51 lbs)
- Ground cuscus with a weight of 2.6 kilos (5.73 lbs)
- Johnston’s genet with a weight of 2.23 kilos (4.92 lbs)
- Silver dik-dik with a weight of 2.5 kilos (5.51 lbs)
- Stripe-necked mongoose with a weight of 2.38 kilos (5.25 lbs)
- Japanese hare with a weight of 2.53 kilos (5.58 lbs)
- Colombian white-faced capuchin with a weight of 3.01 kilos (6.64 lbs)