Animal Weight

How much does a White-tailed prairie dog weight?

It is hard to guess what a White-tailed prairie dog weights. But we have the answer:

An adult White-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys leucurus) on average weights 964 grams (2.13 lbs).

The White-tailed prairie dog is from the family Sciuridae (genus: Cynomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 30.7 cm (1′ 1″). On average, White-tailed prairie dogs can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 5.

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 White-tailed prairie dog is 964 grams (2.13 lbs)

The white-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys leucurus) is found in western Wyoming and western Colorado with small areas in eastern Utah and southern Montana. The largest populations are in Wyoming where they are known colloquially as “chiselers”. This prairie dog species lives at an elevation between 5,000 and 10,000 feet, generally a higher elevation than other prairie dog species. Its predators include black-footed ferrets, badgers, and golden eagles.

Animals of the same family as a White-tailed prairie dog

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a White-tailed prairie dog

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cynomys leucurus:

Animals with the same size as a White-tailed prairie dog

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as White-tailed prairie dog:

Animals with the same litter size as a White-tailed prairie dog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (5) as a White-tailed prairie dog: