Animal Weight

How much does a Steppe polecat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Steppe polecat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Steppe polecat (Mustela eversmanii) on average weights 1.68 kg (3.71 lbs).

The Steppe polecat is from the family Mustelidae (genus: Mustela). It is usually born with about 4 grams (0.01 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 43.2 cm (1′ 6″). On average, Steppe polecats can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 7.

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 Steppe polecat is 1.68 kg (3.71 lbs)

The steppe polecat (Mustela eversmanii), also known as the white or masked polecat, is a species of mustelid native to Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN because of its wide distribution, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and tolerance to some degree of habitat modification. It is generally of a very light yellowish colour, with dark limbs and a dark mask across the face. Compared to its relative, the European polecat, the steppe polecat is larger in size and has a more powerfully built skull.The steppe polecat is a nomadic animal which typically only settles in one area until its prey, mainly ground squirrels, are extirpated. It mates from March to May, and generally gives birth to litters of three to six kits, which attain their full growth at the age of two years. It hunts for larger prey than the European polecat, including pikas and marmots.

Animals of the same family as a Steppe polecat

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Animals with the same weight as a Steppe polecat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mustela eversmanii:

Animals with the same size as a Steppe polecat

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Steppe polecat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (7) as a Steppe polecat: