Animal Weight

How much does a Rufous rat-kangaroo weight?

It is hard to guess what a Rufous rat-kangaroo weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Rufous rat-kangaroo (Aepyprymnus rufescens) on average weights 2.81 kg (6.18 lbs).

The Rufous rat-kangaroo is from the family Potoroidae (genus: Aepyprymnus). They can live for up to 8 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.42 meter (4′ 8″). On average, Rufous rat-kangaroos 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 Rufous rat-kangaroo is 2.81 kg (6.18 lbs)

The rufous rat-kangaroo (Aepyprymnus rufescens), more commonly known as the rufous bettong, is a small marsupial species of the family Potoroidae found in Australia. It is not classified as threatened. The rufous bettong is about the size of a full-grown rabbit.

Animals of the same family as a Rufous rat-kangaroo

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Animals with the same weight as a Rufous rat-kangaroo

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Aepyprymnus rufescens:

Animals with the same litter size as a Rufous rat-kangaroo

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Rufous rat-kangaroo:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Rufous rat-kangaroo

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Rufous rat-kangaroo: