Animal Size

White-tailed prairie dog size: How big do they get?

How big does a White-tailed prairie dog get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown White-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys leucurus) reaches an average size of 30.7 cm (1′ 1″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 964 grams (2.13 lbs). Talking about reproduction, White-tailed prairie dogs have 5 babies about 1 times per year. The White-tailed prairie dog (genus: Cynomys) is a member of the family Sciuridae.

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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The white-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys leucurus) is found in western Wyoming and western Colorado with small areas in eastern Utah and southern Montana. The largest populations are in Wyoming where they are known colloquially as “chiselers”. This prairie dog species lives at an elevation between 5,000 and 10,000 feet, generally a higher elevation than other prairie dog species. Its predators include black-footed ferrets, badgers, and golden eagles.

Animals of the same family as a White-tailed prairie dog

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same size as a White-tailed prairie dog

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as White-tailed prairie dog:

Animals with the same litter size as a White-tailed prairie dog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (5) as a White-tailed prairie dog:

Animals with the same weight as a White-tailed prairie dog

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cynomys leucurus: