Litter Size

How many babies does a Hammer-headed bat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Hammer-headed bats are in a litter?

A Hammer-headed bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 125 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 39 grams (0.09 lbs) and measure 15.1 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Pteropodidae family (genus: Hypsignathus). An adult Hammer-headed bat grows up to a size of 22.6 cm (0′ 9″).

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 Hammer-headed bat is 1

The hammer-headed bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus), also known as hammer-headed fruit bat and big-lipped bat, is a megabat widely distributed in equatorial Africa. This large bat is found in riverine forests, mangroves, swamps, and palm forests at elevations less than 1,800 metres (5,900 ft).

Other animals of the family Pteropodidae

Hammer-headed bat is a member of the Pteropodidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Hammer-headed bat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Hammer-headed bat

What other animals weight around 336 grams (0.74 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Hammer-headed bat

Also reaching around 22.6 cm (0′ 9″) in size do these animals: