Animal Size

Selous’s mongoose size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Selous’s mongoose (Paracynictis selousi) reaches an average size of 42.8 cm (1′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 1.67 kg (3.68 lbs). A Selous’s mongoose has 2 babies at once. The Selous’s mongoose (genus: Paracynictis) 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.

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Selous’s mongoose (Paracynictis selousi) is a carnivore of southern Africa. It is the only member of the genus Paracynictis in the mongoose family.

Animals of the same family as a Selous’s mongoose

We found other animals of the Herpestidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Selous’s mongoose

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Selous’s mongoose

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

Animals with the same weight as a Selous’s mongoose

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Paracynictis selousi: