Animal Weight

How much does a Patagonian mara weight?

It is hard to guess what a Patagonian mara weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum) on average weights 8.03 kg (17.7 lbs).

The Patagonian mara is from the family Caviidae (genus: Dolichotis). It is usually born with about 579 grams (1.28 lbs). They can live for up to 14 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 66.4 cm (2′ 3″). On average, Patagonian maras can have babies 3 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 Patagonian mara is 8.03 kg (17.7 lbs)

The Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum) is a relatively large rodent in the mara genus Dolichotis. It is also known as the Patagonian cavy, Patagonian hare, or dillaby. This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found in open and semiopen habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia. It is monogamous, but often breeds in warrens shared by several pairs.

Animals of the same family as a Patagonian mara

We found other animals of the Caviidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Patagonian mara

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dolichotis patagonum:

Animals with the same size as a Patagonian mara

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Patagonian mara

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Patagonian mara

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Patagonian mara: