How many baby Heart-nosed bats are in a litter?
A Heart-nosed bat (Cardioderma cor) 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 92 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 196 grams (0.43 lbs) and measure 37.5 cm (1′ 3″). They are a member of the Megadermatidae family (genus: Cardioderma). An adult Heart-nosed bat grows up to a size of 74.1 cm (2′ 6″).
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 heart-nosed bat (Cardioderma cor) is a species of bat in the family Megadermatidae. It is monotypic within the genus Cardioderma. It is found in eastern Sudan, north Tanzania, and south Zambia. In an experiment conducted in 2017, it was concluded that the heart-nosed bat emit vocalizations or “sing” as a way to establish their foraging areas and actively defend these territories from other bats of the same species.
Other animals of the family Megadermatidae
Heart-nosed bat is a member of the Megadermatidae, as are these animals:
- Greater false vampire bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Yellow-winged bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Ghost bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Lesser false vampire bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Heart-nosed bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Southern pig-tailed macaque
- Brown greater galago
- Spotted-winged fruit bat
- Scrub hare
- Rothschild’s woolly rat
- Gray snub-nosed monkey
- Painted ringtail possum
- Sun-tailed monkey
- Mountain cuscus
Animals with the same weight as a Heart-nosed bat
What other animals weight around 26 grams (0.06 lbs)?
- Oligoryzomys andinus weighting 25 grams
- Brazilian arboreal mouse weighting 21 grams
- Carpentarian dunnart weighting 25 grams
- New Zealand greater short-tailed bat weighting 27 grams
- Ugandan musk shrew weighting 23 grams
- Palawan pencil-tailed tree mouse weighting 28 grams
- Lindbergh’s grass mouse weighting 26 grams
- Long-tailed pygmy possum weighting 23 grams
- Rüppell’s broad-nosed bat weighting 26 grams
- Olive grass mouse weighting 26 grams