Animal Age

How old does a Long-tailed weasel get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Long-tailed weasel reaches?

An adult Long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) usually gets as old as 7.08 years.

Long-tailed weasels are around 24 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.1 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Mustelidae family (genus: Mustela), their offspring is 6 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 23 cm (0′ 10″).

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 Long-tailed weasel gets as old as 7.08 years

The long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata), also known as the bridled weasel or big stoat, is a species of mustelid distributed from southern Canada throughout all the United States and Mexico, southward through all of Central America and into northern South America. It is distinct from the short-tailed weasel, also known as a “stoat”, a close relation that originated in Eurasia and crossed into North America some half million years ago.

Animals of the same family as a Long-tailed weasel

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

Animals that reach the same age as Long-tailed weasel

With an average age of 7.08 years, Long-tailed weasel are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Long-tailed weasel

The same number of babies at once (6) are born by:

Weighting as much as Long-tailed weasel

A fully grown Long-tailed weasel reaches around 191 grams (0.42 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Long-tailed weasel

Those animals grow as big as a Long-tailed weasel: