Litter Size

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

How many baby Greater horseshoe bats are in a litter?

A Greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) 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 91 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.09 meter (3′ 7″). They are a member of the Rhinolophidae family (genus: Rhinolophus). An adult Greater 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 Greater horseshoe bat is 1

The greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) is an insectivorous bat of the genus Rhinolophus. Its distribution covers Europe, Northern Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Asia. It is the largest of the horseshoe bats in Europe and is thus easily distinguished from other species. The species is sedentary, typically travelling up to 30 kilometres (19 mi) between the winter and summer roosts, with the longest recorded movement being 180 km (110 mi). The frequencies used by this bat species for echolocation lie between 69–83 kHz, have most energy at 81 kHz and have an average duration of 37.4 ms.

Other animals of the family Rhinolophidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Greater horseshoe bat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Greater horseshoe bat

Other animals that usually reach the age of 30 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Greater horseshoe bat

What other animals weight around 22 grams (0.05 lbs)?