Animal Size

Marsh mongoose size: How big do they get?

How big does a Marsh mongoose get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Marsh mongoose (Atilax paludinosus) reaches an average size of 50 cm (1′ 8″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 17.42 years, they grow from 100 grams (0.22 lbs) to 3.6 kg (7.94 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Marsh mongooses have 2 babies about 2 times per year. The Marsh mongoose (genus: Atilax) is a member of the family Herpestidae.

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.

The average adult size of a Marsh mongoose is  (1' 8

The marsh mongoose (Atilax paludinosus) is a medium-sized mongoose native to sub-Saharan Africa, where it inhabits foremost freshwater wetlands. It has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 2008.

Animals of the same family as a Marsh mongoose

We found other animals of the Herpestidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Marsh mongoose

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Marsh mongoose:

Animals with the same litter size as a Marsh mongoose

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Marsh mongoose:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Marsh mongoose

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Marsh mongoose:

Animals with the same weight as a Marsh mongoose

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Atilax paludinosus: