Animal Weight

How much does a Suni weight?

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

An adult Suni (Neotragus moschatus) on average weights 5.63 kg (12.4 lbs).

The Suni is from the family Bovidae (genus: Neotragus). They can live for up to 14 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 59.9 cm (2′ 0″). Usually, Sunis 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 Suni is 5.63 kg (12.4 lbs)

The Suni (Neotragus moschatus) is a small antelope. It occurs in dense underbrush from central Kenya to KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.Suni are around 12–17 inches (30–43 cm) high at the shoulder and weigh 10–12 pounds (4.5–5.4 kg). They are usually reddish brown, darker on their back than their sides and legs. The belly, chin, throat and insides of legs are white. The nostrils are prominent red, and there are black rings around the eyes and above the hooves. Males have horns 3–5 inches (8–13 cm) long, that are ridged most of their length and curve backwards close to their heads. Females do not have horns. Suni can make weak barking and whistling sounds.Suni feed on leaves, fungi, fruits and flowers, and need almost no free water. They are shy, most active at night, and sleep during the day in a shady, sheltered area. They are social but males defend a territory of about three hectares. They scent-mark the boundaries with secretions from their preorbital glands. There may be an individual or communal dung pile on the periphery of the territory. A male usually takes one mate, but other females may share his territory. A single calf is born weighing about two pounds, after a gestation of 183 days.Lions, birds of prey, snakes, and other meat-eaters prey on suni. For protection, they are well camouflaged in dry grass and keep very still. When a predator is almost on top of them, they spring out and bound away into the underbrush.

Animals of the same family as a Suni

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Suni

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Neotragus moschatus:

Animals with the same size as a Suni

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Suni

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Suni

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Suni: