Animal Weight

How much does a Red-rumped agouti weight?

It is hard to guess what a Red-rumped agouti weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Red-rumped agouti (Dasyprocta leporina) on average weights 3.02 kg (6.65 lbs).

The Red-rumped agouti is from the family Dasyproctidae (genus: Dasyprocta). They can live for up to 17.75 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 57.4 cm (1′ 11″). Usually, Red-rumped agoutis have 1 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 Red-rumped agouti is 3.02 kg (6.65 lbs)

The red-rumped agouti (Dasyprocta leporina), also known as the golden-rumped agouti, orange-rumped agouti or Brazilian agouti, is a species of agouti from the family Dasyproctidae. It is native to northeastern South America, where found in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, northeastern Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago and Lesser Antilles. It has also been introduced to the Virgin Islands. Despite the alternative name Brazilian agouti, it is neither the only nor the most widespread species of agouti in Brazil. In Brazil all agoutis are often called “cutia” [kuˈtʃiɐ].It is found in a wide range of forests, including rainforest and secondary forest.

Animals of the same family as a Red-rumped agouti

We found other animals of the Dasyproctidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Red-rumped agouti

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dasyprocta leporina:

Animals with the same size as a Red-rumped agouti

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Red-rumped agouti:

Animals with the same litter size as a Red-rumped agouti

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Red-rumped agouti:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Red-rumped agouti

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Red-rumped agouti: