Animal Weight

How much does a Southern tamandua weight?

It is hard to guess what a Southern tamandua weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla) on average weights 4.73 kg (10.42 lbs).

The Southern tamandua is from the family Myrmecophagidae (genus: Tamandua). They can live for up to 9 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 56.1 cm (1′ 11″). On average, Southern tamanduas can have babies 1 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 Southern tamandua is 4.73 kg (10.42 lbs)

The southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla), also called the collared anteater or lesser anteater, is a species of anteater from South America. It is a solitary animal, found in many habitats from mature to highly disturbed secondary forests and arid savannas. It feeds on ants, termites, and bees. Its very strong fore claws can be used to break insect nests or to defend itself.

Animals of the same family as a Southern tamandua

We found other animals of the Myrmecophagidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern tamandua

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Tamandua tetradactyla:

Animals with the same size as a Southern tamandua

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Southern tamandua

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Southern tamandua

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Southern tamandua: