How many baby Eastern red bats are in a litter?
A Eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 84 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.4 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Lasiurus). An adult Eastern red bat grows up to a size of 85.5 cm (2′ 10″).
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 eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) is a species of microbat in the family Vespertilionidae. Eastern red bats are widespread across eastern North America, with additional records in Bermuda.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Eastern red bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Kuhl’s pipistrelle with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Little broad-nosed bat weighting only 10 grams
- Beatrix’s bat weighting only 7 grams
- Eastern forest bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Surat serotine weighting only 13 grams
- Desert pipistrelle weighting only 2 grams
- Brown pipistrelle weighting only 6 grams
- Broad-headed pipistrelle weighting only 6 grams
- Myotis vivesi becoming 10 years old
- Intermediate long-fingered bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Eastern red bat
Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:
- Mexican cottontail
- Red river hog
- Reddish-gray musk shrew
- Malayan field rat
- Lesser hamster-rat
- Fat mouse
- California chipmunk
- Tasmanian pygmy possum
- Bicolored musk shrew
Animals with the same weight as a Eastern red bat
What other animals weight around 12 grams (0.03 lbs)?
- Ryukyu mouse weighting 14 grams
- Miller’s long-tongued bat weighting 13 grams
- Little broad-nosed bat weighting 10 grams
- True’s shrew mole weighting 14 grams
- Pygmy short-tailed opossum weighting 11 grams
- Pacific shrew weighting 10 grams
- Oldfield mouse weighting 14 grams
- Variegated butterfly bat weighting 11 grams
- Greater ghost bat weighting 12 grams
- Little white-shouldered bat weighting 10 grams