Animal Size

Bulmer’s fruit bat size: How big do they get?

How big does a Bulmer’s fruit bat get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Bulmer’s fruit bat (Aproteles bulmerae) reaches an average size of 24.5 cm (0′ 10″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 621 grams (1.37 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Bulmer’s fruit bats have 1 babies about 1 times per year. The Bulmer’s fruit bat (genus: Aproteles) is a member of the family Pteropodidae.

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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Bulmer’s fruit bat (Aproteles bulmerae) is a megabat endemic to New Guinea. It is listed as a critically endangered species due to habitat loss and hunting. It is the only member of the genus Aproteles. Due to its imperiled status, it is identified by the Alliance for Zero Extinction as a species in danger of imminent extinction.

Animals of the same family as a Bulmer’s fruit bat

We found other animals of the Pteropodidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Bulmer’s fruit bat

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Bulmer’s fruit bat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Bulmer’s fruit bat:

Animals with the same weight as a Bulmer’s fruit bat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Aproteles bulmerae: