Animal Age

How old does a Suni get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Suni reaches?

An adult Suni (Neotragus moschatus) usually gets as old as 14 years.

Sunis are around 180 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 499 grams (1.1 lbs) and measure 6.6 cm (0′ 3″). As a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Neotragus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 59.9 cm (2′ 0″).

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 Suni gets as old as 14 years

The Suni (Neotragus moschatus) is a small antelope. It occurs in dense underbrush from central Kenya to KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.Suni are around 12–17 inches (30–43 cm) high at the shoulder and weigh 10–12 pounds (4.5–5.4 kg). They are usually reddish brown, darker on their back than their sides and legs. The belly, chin, throat and insides of legs are white. The nostrils are prominent red, and there are black rings around the eyes and above the hooves. Males have horns 3–5 inches (8–13 cm) long, that are ridged most of their length and curve backwards close to their heads. Females do not have horns. Suni can make weak barking and whistling sounds.Suni feed on leaves, fungi, fruits and flowers, and need almost no free water. They are shy, most active at night, and sleep during the day in a shady, sheltered area. They are social but males defend a territory of about three hectares. They scent-mark the boundaries with secretions from their preorbital glands. There may be an individual or communal dung pile on the periphery of the territory. A male usually takes one mate, but other females may share his territory. A single calf is born weighing about two pounds, after a gestation of 183 days.Lions, birds of prey, snakes, and other meat-eaters prey on suni. For protection, they are well camouflaged in dry grass and keep very still. When a predator is almost on top of them, they spring out and bound away into the underbrush.

Animals of the same family as a Suni

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

Animals that reach the same age as Suni

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

Animals with the same number of babies Suni

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

Weighting as much as Suni

A fully grown Suni reaches around 5.63 kg (12.4 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Suni

Those animals grow as big as a Suni: