Animal Age

How old does a Potto get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Potto reaches?

An adult Potto (Perodicticus potto) usually gets as old as 26 years.

Pottos are around 193 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 37 grams (0.08 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Loridae family (genus: Perodicticus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 32 cm (1′ 1″).

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 Potto gets as old as 26 years

The potto (Perodicticus potto) is a strepsirrhine primate of the family Lorisidae. It is the only species in the genus Perodicticus. It is also known as Bosman’s potto, after Willem Bosman, who described the species in 1704. In some English-speaking parts of Africa, it is called a “softly-softly”.

Animals of the same family as a Potto

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

Animals that reach the same age as Potto

With an average age of 26 years, Potto are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Potto

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

Weighting as much as Potto

A fully grown Potto reaches around 1.08 kg (2.38 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Potto

Those animals grow as big as a Potto: