Animal Age

How old does a Red-rumped agouti get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Red-rumped agouti reaches?

An adult Red-rumped agouti (Dasyprocta leporina) usually gets as old as 17.75 years.

Red-rumped agoutis are around 109 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 6.87 kg (15.15 lbs) and measure 62.1 cm (2′ 1″). As a member of the Dasyproctidae family (genus: Dasyprocta), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 57.4 cm (1′ 11″).

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 Red-rumped agouti gets as old as 17.75 years

The red-rumped agouti (Dasyprocta leporina), also known as the golden-rumped agouti, orange-rumped agouti or Brazilian agouti, is a species of agouti from the family Dasyproctidae. It is native to northeastern South America, where found in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, northeastern Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago and Lesser Antilles. It has also been introduced to the Virgin Islands. Despite the alternative name Brazilian agouti, it is neither the only nor the most widespread species of agouti in Brazil. In Brazil all agoutis are often called “cutia” [kuˈtʃiɐ].It is found in a wide range of forests, including rainforest and secondary forest.

Animals of the same family as a Red-rumped agouti

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

Animals that reach the same age as Red-rumped agouti

With an average age of 17.75 years, Red-rumped agouti are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Red-rumped agouti

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

Weighting as much as Red-rumped agouti

A fully grown Red-rumped agouti reaches around 3.02 kg (6.65 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Red-rumped agouti

Those animals grow as big as a Red-rumped agouti: