Litter Size

How many babies does a Rodrigues flying fox have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Rodrigues flying foxs are in a litter?

A Rodrigues flying fox (Pteropus rodricensis) 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 154 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 45 grams (0.1 lbs) and measure 15 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Pteropodidae family (genus: Pteropus). An adult Rodrigues flying fox grows up to a size of 27.2 cm (0′ 11″).

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 Rodrigues flying fox is 1

The Rodrigues flying fox or Rodrigues fruit bat (Pteropus rodricensis) is a species of bat in the family Pteropodidae, the flying foxes or fruit bats. It is endemic to Rodrigues, an island in the Indian Ocean belonging to Mauritius. Its natural habitat is tropical lowland forests. The bats are sociable, roost in large groups during the day and feed at night, squeezing the juice and flesh out of fruits. They are hunted by humans for food and their numbers have been dwindling, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated the species as being “endangered”. In an effort to preserve them from extinction, some bats have been caught and are being bred in various zoos around the world.

Other animals of the family Pteropodidae

Rodrigues flying fox is a member of the Pteropodidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Rodrigues flying fox

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Rodrigues flying fox

Other animals that usually reach the age of 30 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Rodrigues flying fox

What other animals weight around 256 grams (0.56 lbs)?