How many baby Hardwicke’s woolly bats are in a litter?
A Hardwicke’s woolly bat (Kerivoula hardwickii) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1.5 kg (3.31 lbs) and measure 6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Kerivoula). An adult Hardwicke’s woolly bat grows up to a size of 1.21 meter (4′ 0″).
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.
Hardwicke’s woolly bat (Kerivoula hardwickii) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Hardwicke’s woolly bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Eastern broad-nosed bat weighting only 11 grams
- Silvered bat weighting only 9 grams
- Western bent-winged bat weighting only 14 grams
- Townsend’s big-eared bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Hairy-faced bat weighting only 9 grams
- Lesser noctule with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Cape serotine with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Greater bamboo bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Rafinesque’s big-eared bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Harlequin bat weighting only 22 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Hardwicke’s woolly bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Himalayan goral
- Ozimops planiceps
- Ogilby’s duiker
- Collared titi
- Gray-backed sportive lemur
- Red acouchi
- Peters’s flat-headed bat
- Common tsessebe
- Javan slit-faced bat
Animals with the same weight as a Hardwicke’s woolly bat
What other animals weight around 4 grams (0.01 lbs)?
- Pygmy shrew tenrec weighting 4 grams
- Indian pipistrelle weighting 4 grams
- Maclaud’s horseshoe bat weighting 4 grams
- Least pipistrelle weighting 4 grams
- Pipistrellus babu weighting 4 grams
- Pygmy long-eared bat weighting 4 grams
- Least long-fingered bat weighting 4 grams
- Doucet’s musk shrew weighting 4 grams
- Thailand roundleaf bat weighting 4 grams
- Groove-toothed bat weighting 4 grams