How many baby Leschenault’s rousettes are in a litter?
A Leschenault’s rousette (Rousettus leschenaultii) 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 121 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 12 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Pteropodidae family (genus: Rousettus). An adult Leschenault’s rousette grows up to a size of 60.9 cm (2′ 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.
Leschenault’s rousette (Rousettus leschenaultii) is a species of fruit bat. The scientific name of the species was first published by Desmarest in 1820.
Other animals of the family Pteropodidae
Leschenault’s rousette is a member of the Pteropodidae, as are these animals:
- Veldkamp’s dwarf epauletted fruit bat weighting only 21 grams
- Samoa flying fox weighting only 309 grams
- Angolan epauletted fruit bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Lesser naked-backed fruit bat weighting only 85 grams
- Pteropus brunneus weighting only 200 grams
- Sulawesi naked-backed fruit bat weighting only 301 grams
- Masked flying fox weighting only 130 grams
- Woodford’s fruit bat weighting only 30 grams
- Gray flying fox weighting only 90 grams
- Halmahera naked-backed fruit bat weighting only 218 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Leschenault’s rousette
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Zanzibar red colobus
- Black lemur
- Toque macaque
- Rwanda African mole-rat
- Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin
- Prevost’s squirrel
- Naked-rumped tomb bat
- Fin whale
- Long-tongued fruit bat
- Mountain zebra
Animals with the same weight as a Leschenault’s rousette
What other animals weight around 84 grams (0.19 lbs)?
- Fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat weighting 71 grams
- Venezuelan climbing mouse weighting 89 grams
- Western chestnut mouse weighting 70 grams
- Kaiser’s rock rat weighting 90 grams
- Darling Downs hopping mouse weighting 89 grams
- Oecomys rutilus weighting 73 grams
- Big bonneted bat weighting 83 grams
- Gregarious short-tailed rat weighting 92 grams
- Peterson’s chinchilla mouse weighting 83 grams
- San Quintin kangaroo rat weighting 84 grams