Animal Weight

How much does a Smith’s red rock hare weight?

It is hard to guess what a Smith’s red rock hare weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Smith’s red rock hare (Pronolagus rupestris) on average weights 2.25 kg (4.96 lbs).

The Smith’s red rock hare is from the family Leporidae (genus: Pronolagus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 43.8 cm (1′ 6″). Usually, Smith’s red rock hares 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 Smith's red rock hare is 2.25 kg (4.96 lbs)

Smith’s red rock hare (Pronolagus rupestris) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae (rabbits and hares), and is the smallest member of the genus Pronolagus. The upperparts and gular collar are reddish brown in colour. It has warm, brown, grizzled, thicker hairs at the back of the body, and white to tawny, thinner underfur. It is endemic to Africa, found in parts of Kenya (Rift Valley), Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rhodesia, South Africa (Northern Cape, Free State, and North West), Tanzania and Zambia. It is a folivore, and usually forages on grasses (such as sprouting grass), shrubs and herbs. It breeds from September to February, and the female litters one or two offspring. Being a leporid, the hare’s offspring is called a leveret, or leverets (plural). The young leave the nest at three years of age. In 1996, it was rated as a species of least concern on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species.

Animals of the same family as a Smith’s red rock hare

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Animals with the same weight as a Smith’s red rock hare

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pronolagus rupestris:

Animals with the same size as a Smith’s red rock hare

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Smith’s red rock hare:

Animals with the same litter size as a Smith’s red rock hare

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Smith’s red rock hare: