Litter Size

How many babies does a Cape horseshoe bat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Cape horseshoe bats are in a litter?

A Cape horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus capensis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 108 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 61.35 kg (135.26 lbs) and measure 1.09 meter (3′ 7″). They are a member of the Rhinolophidae family (genus: Rhinolophus). An adult Cape horseshoe bat grows up to a size of 3.74 meter (12′ 4″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Cape horseshoe bat is 1

The Cape horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus capensis) is a species of bat in the family Rhinolophidae. It is endemic to South Africa, and is potentially threatened by habitat loss and disturbance of its roosting sites, although it is present in large enough numbers to be considered of least concern by the IUCN.It is a member of the Rhinolophus capensis species group, together with the Bushveld, Dent’s and Swinny’s horseshoe bats, and is monotypic, with no subspecies.

Other animals of the family Rhinolophidae

Cape horseshoe bat is a member of the Rhinolophidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Cape horseshoe bat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Cape horseshoe bat

What other animals weight around 12 grams (0.03 lbs)?