Animal Age

How old does a Hirola get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Hirola reaches?

An adult Hirola (Damaliscus hunteri) usually gets as old as 15.17 years.

Hirolas are around 252 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 8.35 kg (18.41 lbs) and measure 62.1 cm (2′ 1″). As a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Damaliscus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 1.6 meter (5′ 3″).

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 Hirola gets as old as 15.17 years

The hirola (Beatragus hunteri), Hunter’s hartebeest or Hunter’s antelope, is a critically endangered antelope species found on the border between Kenya and Somalia. They were discovered by Kenyans living in the area in 1888 It is the only extant member of the genus Beatragus. The global hirola population is estimated at 300–500 animals, there are no hirola in captivity and the wild population continues to decline. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List “The loss of the Hirola would be the first extinction of a mammalian genus on mainland Africa in modern human history.”

Animals of the same family as a Hirola

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

Animals that reach the same age as Hirola

With an average age of 15.17 years, Hirola are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Hirola

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

Weighting as much as Hirola

A fully grown Hirola reaches around 78.6 kg (173.28 lbs). So do these animals:

  • Sitatunga weighting 75.28 kilos (165.96 lbs) on average
  • Puku weighting 71.23 kilos (157.04 lbs) on average
  • Nile lechwe weighting 85.5 kilos (188.5 lbs) on average
  • Wild boar weighting 84.49 kilos (186.27 lbs) on average
  • Desert warthog weighting 75.61 kilos (166.69 lbs) on average
  • Mule deer weighting 84.31 kilos (185.87 lbs) on average
  • South Asian river dolphin weighting 93.49 kilos (206.11 lbs) on average
  • Dama gazelle weighting 71.42 kilos (157.45 lbs) on average
  • Chital weighting 69.5 kilos (153.22 lbs) on average
  • Bushpig weighting 68.91 kilos (151.92 lbs) on average

Animals as big as a Hirola

Those animals grow as big as a Hirola: