Animal Age

How old does a Pacarana get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Pacarana reaches?

An adult Pacarana (Dinomys branickii) usually gets as old as 9.33 years.

Pacaranas are around 252 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 769 grams (1.7 lbs) and measure 27.5 cm (0′ 11″). As a member of the Dinomyidae family (genus: Dinomys), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 75 cm (2′ 6″).

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 Pacarana gets as old as 9.33 years

The pacarana (Dinomys branickii) is a rare and slow-moving hystricognath rodent indigenous to South America. Native Tupi people call it the pacarana (false paca) because it is superficially similar to the paca, a different rodent which is not in the same family. The pacarana has a chunky body and is large for a rodent, weighing up to 15 kg (33 lb) and measuring up to 79 cm (31 in) in length, not including the thick, furry tail.The pacarana is nocturnal and is found only in tropical forests of the western Amazon River basin and adjacent foothills of the Andes Mountains. It ranges from northwestern Venezuela and Colombia to western Bolivia, including the Yungas. It is common in Cotapata National Park in Bolivia.The pacarana is the sole extant member of the rodent family Dinomyidae in the infraorder Caviomorpha; the paca that it resembles in appearance is in a different Caviomorph family, the Cuniculidae. Initially, the pacarana was regarded as a member of the superfamily Muroidea, that includes the true mice, but that view was abandoned in the face of evidence that suggests that the pacarana is in the family Dinomyidae together with extinct animals such as Phoberomys pattersoni and Josephoartigasia monesi, prehistoric giant rodents that lived in South America several million years ago.Pacaranas typically are found in family groups of four or five.

Animals that reach the same age as Pacarana

With an average age of 9.33 years, Pacarana are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Pacarana

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

Weighting as much as Pacarana

A fully grown Pacarana reaches around 12.5 kg (27.56 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Pacarana

Those animals grow as big as a Pacarana: