Animal Age

How old does a Black dorcopsis get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Black dorcopsis reaches?

An adult Black dorcopsis (Dorcopsis atrata) usually gets as old as 8 years.

When born, they weight 579 grams (1.28 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Macropodidae family (genus: Dorcopsis), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 59.2 cm (2′ 0″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Black dorcopsis gets as old as 8 years

The black dorcopsis or black forest wallaby (Dorcopsis atrata) is a species of marsupial in the family Macropodidae. It is endemic to an island at the eastern end of New Guinea where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss and hunting, its population is declining and the IUCN lists it as being “Critically endangered”.

Animals of the same family as a Black dorcopsis

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Macropodidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Black dorcopsis

With an average age of 8 years, Black dorcopsis are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Black dorcopsis

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Black dorcopsis

A fully grown Black dorcopsis reaches around 6.2 kg (13.67 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Black dorcopsis

Those animals grow as big as a Black dorcopsis: