How many baby Natal long-fingered bats are in a litter?
A Natal long-fingered bat (Miniopterus natalensis) 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 126 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Miniopterus). An adult Natal long-fingered bat grows up to a size of 10.4 cm (0′ 5″).
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 Natal long-fingered bat (Miniopterus natalensis) is a species of vesper bat in the family Miniopteridae. It can be found in the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, possibly Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is found in these habitats: dry savanna, moist savanna, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, caves, and hot deserts. It is threatened by habitat loss.While Natal long-fingered bats normally prey on insects, they can sometimes prey on fish. For this, the long-fingered bats have been able to use their primary ability to react to a disappearing target in order to catch moving fish by reaching deeper in the water when a fish goes deeper.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Natal long-fingered bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Common pipistrelle with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Thick-thumbed myotis weighting only 3 grams
- Western false pipistrelle weighting only 23 grams
- Himalayan whiskered bat weighting only 2 grams
- Asian particolored bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Black-gilded pipistrelle weighting only 10 grams
- Lesser mouse-eared bat becoming 19.75 years old
- Botta’s serotine weighting only 15 grams
- Nyctophilus geoffroyi weighting only 2 grams
- Large forest bat weighting only 6 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Natal long-fingered bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- South American sea lion
- Long-tailed pangolin
- Long-nosed mosaic-tailed rat
- Red-bellied titi
- Black crested gibbon
- Little bent-wing bat
- Franquet’s epauletted fruit bat
- Greater false vampire bat
- Hildegarde’s tomb bat
Animals with the same weight as a Natal long-fingered bat
What other animals weight around 10 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Rafinesque’s big-eared bat weighting 9 grams
- Toad mouse weighting 8 grams
- Western pebble-mound mouse weighting 10 grams
- Leach’s single leaf bat weighting 8 grams
- Little native mouse weighting 8 grams
- Moloney’s mimic bat weighting 8 grams
- Alston’s brown mouse weighting 11 grams
- Plains pocket mouse weighting 9 grams
- Hoary wattled bat weighting 8 grams
- Kelaart’s pipistrelle weighting 8 grams