Animal Age

How old does a Eastern pygmy possum get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Eastern pygmy possum reaches?

An adult Eastern pygmy possum (Cercartetus nanus) usually gets as old as 8 years.

When born, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Burramyidae family (genus: Cercartetus), a Eastern pygmy possum caries out around 3 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 2 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 42.2 cm (1′ 5″).

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 Eastern pygmy possum gets as old as 8 years

The eastern pygmy possum (Cercartetus nanus) is a diprotodont marsupial of south-eastern Australia. Occurring from southern Queensland to eastern South Australia and also Tasmania, it is found in a range of habitats, including rainforest, sclerophyll forest, woodland and heath.

Animals of the same family as a Eastern pygmy possum

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

Animals that reach the same age as Eastern pygmy possum

With an average age of 8 years, Eastern pygmy possum are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Eastern pygmy possum

The same number of babies at once (3) are born by:

Weighting as much as Eastern pygmy possum

A fully grown Eastern pygmy possum reaches around 27 grams (0.06 lbs). So do these animals: