Animal Size

Long-footed potoroo size: How big do they get?

How big does a Long-footed potoroo get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Long-footed potoroo (Potorous longipes) reaches an average size of 35.9 cm (1′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 10 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 1.84 kg (4.05 lbs). A Long-footed potoroo has 1 babies at once. The Long-footed potoroo (genus: Potorous) is a member of the family Potoroidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

Long-footed potoroo – Potorous longipes – is a small marsupial found in southeastern Australia, restricted to an area around the coastal border between New South Wales and Victoria. It was discovered in 1967 when an adult male was caught in a dog trap in the forest southwest of Bonang, Victoria. It is classified as vulnerable.Potorous longipes is the largest species of Potorous, resembling the long-nosed Potorous tridactylus. It is a solitary nocturnal creature, feeding on fungi, vegetation and small invertebrates. It differs from the P. tridactylus in its larger feet and longer tail.Current threats to the species include predation by introduced feral cats and foxes, as well as logging within its limited range.

Animals of the same family as a Long-footed potoroo

We found other animals of the Potoroidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Long-footed potoroo

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Long-footed potoroo:

Animals with the same litter size as a Long-footed potoroo

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Long-footed potoroo:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Long-footed potoroo

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Long-footed potoroo:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-footed potoroo

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Potorous longipes: