Animal Age

How old does a Patagonian mara get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Patagonian mara reaches?

An adult Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum) usually gets as old as 14 years.

Patagonian maras are around 97 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 579 grams (1.28 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Caviidae family (genus: Dolichotis), a Patagonian mara caries out around 1 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 3 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 66.4 cm (2′ 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 Patagonian mara gets as old as 14 years

The Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum) is a relatively large rodent in the mara genus Dolichotis. It is also known as the Patagonian cavy, Patagonian hare, or dillaby. This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found in open and semiopen habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia. It is monogamous, but often breeds in warrens shared by several pairs.

Animals of the same family as a Patagonian mara

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

Animals that reach the same age as Patagonian mara

With an average age of 14 years, Patagonian mara are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Patagonian mara

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

Weighting as much as Patagonian mara

A fully grown Patagonian mara reaches around 8.03 kg (17.7 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Patagonian mara

Those animals grow as big as a Patagonian mara: