Animal Size

Saiga antelope size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) reaches an average size of 1.16 meter (3′ 10″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 12 years, they grow from 3.33 kg (7.34 lbs) to 37.57 kg (82.82 lbs). A Saiga antelope has 2 babies at once. The Saiga antelope (genus: Saiga) is a member of the family Bovidae.

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 Saiga antelope is  (3' 10

The saiga antelope (, Saiga tatarica) is a critically endangered antelope which during antiquity inhabited a vast area of the Eurasian steppe spanning the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains in the northwest and Caucasus in the southwest into Mongolia in the northeast and Dzungaria in the southeast. During the Pleistocene, they also occurred in Beringian North America and the British Isles. Today, the dominant subspecies (S. t. tatarica) is only found in one region in Russia (in the Republic of Kalmykia and Astrakhan Oblast) and three areas in Kazakhstan (the Ural, Ustiurt, and Betpak-Dala populations). A portion of the Ustiurt population migrates south to Uzbekistan and occasionally Turkmenistan in winter. It is extinct in China and southwestern Mongolia. It was hunted extensively in Romania and Moldova until it became extinct in those regions at the end of the 18th century. The Mongolian subspecies (S. t. mongolica) is found only in western Mongolia.

Animals of the same family as a Saiga antelope

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Saiga antelope

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Saiga antelope

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Saiga antelope

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Saiga antelope:

Animals with the same weight as a Saiga antelope

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Saiga tatarica: