Animal Weight

How much does a Pampas cat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Pampas cat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Pampas cat (Oncifelis colocolo) on average weights 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs).

The Pampas cat is from the family Felidae (genus: Oncifelis). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 61.6 cm (2′ 1″). Usually, Pampas cats have 2 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.

The average adult weight of a Pampas cat is 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs)

The Pampas cat (Leopardus colocola) is a small wild cat native to South America. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List as habitat conversion and destruction may cause the population to decline in the future.It is also known as Pantanal cat and colocolo in parts of its range. It is named after the Pampas, but occurs in grassland, shrubland, and dry forest at elevations up to 5,000 m (16,000 ft).There was a proposal to divide Pampas cat into three distinct species, based primarily on differences in pelage colour/pattern and cranial measurements. Accordingly, three species were recognised in the 2005 edition of Mammal Species of the World: the colocolo (L. colocolo), the Pantanal cat (L. braccatus), and the Pampas cat (L. pajeros) with a more restricted definition. This split at species level was not supported by subsequent phylogeographic analysis, although some geographical substructure was recognised, and some authorities continue to recognise the Pampas cat as a single species. In the revision of felid taxonomy by the Cat Specialist Group, the Pampas cat is recognised as a single species with seven subspecies.

Animals of the same family as a Pampas cat

We found other animals of the Felidae family:

  • Lion bringing 158.75 kilos (349.98 lbs) to the scale
  • Caracal bringing 11.98 kilos (26.41 lbs) to the scale
  • Leopard cat bringing 2.78 kilos (6.13 lbs) to the scale
  • Serval bringing 11.9 kilos (26.23 lbs) to the scale
  • Margay bringing 3.27 kilos (7.21 lbs) to the scale
  • Flat-headed cat bringing 3.53 kilos (7.78 lbs) to the scale
  • Iberian lynx bringing 11.08 kilos (24.43 lbs) to the scale
  • European wildcat bringing 4.53 kilos (9.99 lbs) to the scale
  • Sand cat bringing 2.82 kilos (6.22 lbs) to the scale
  • Rusty-spotted cat bringing 1.42 kilos (3.13 lbs) to the scale

Animals with the same weight as a Pampas cat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Oncifelis colocolo:

Animals with the same size as a Pampas cat

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Pampas cat

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