Animal Size

Smith’s red rock hare size: How big do they get?

How big does a Smith’s red rock hare get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Smith’s red rock hare (Pronolagus rupestris) reaches an average size of 43.8 cm (1′ 6″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 2.25 kg (4.96 lbs). A Smith’s red rock hare has 2 babies at once. The Smith’s red rock hare (genus: Pronolagus) is a member of the family Leporidae.

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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Smith’s red rock hare (Pronolagus rupestris) is a species of mammal in the family Leporidae (rabbits and hares), and is the smallest member of the genus Pronolagus. The upperparts and gular collar are reddish brown in colour. It has warm, brown, grizzled, thicker hairs at the back of the body, and white to tawny, thinner underfur. It is endemic to Africa, found in parts of Kenya (Rift Valley), Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rhodesia, South Africa (Northern Cape, Free State, and North West), Tanzania and Zambia. It is a folivore, and usually forages on grasses (such as sprouting grass), shrubs and herbs. It breeds from September to February, and the female litters one or two offspring. Being a leporid, the hare’s offspring is called a leveret, or leverets (plural). The young leave the nest at three years of age. In 1996, it was rated as a species of least concern on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species.

Animals of the same family as a Smith’s red rock hare

We found other animals of the Leporidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Smith’s red rock hare

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Smith’s red rock hare

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Smith’s red rock hare:

Animals with the same weight as a Smith’s red rock hare

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pronolagus rupestris: