How many baby Southern forest bats are in a litter?
A Southern forest bat (Vespadelus regulus) 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 92 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 23 grams (0.05 lbs) and measure 1.7 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Vespadelus). An adult Southern forest bat grows up to a size of 19.7 cm (0′ 8″).
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 southern forest bat (Vespadelus regulus) is a vespertilionid bat found in Australia.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Southern forest bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Greater bamboo bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Eastern long-eared bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Van Gelder’s bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Damara woolly bat weighting only 10 grams
- Cadorna’s pipistrelle weighting only 6 grams
- Greater Asiatic yellow bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Pond bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Little brown bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Rendall’s serotine weighting only 6 grams
- Great evening bat weighting only 49 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Southern forest bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Peters’s trumpet-eared bat
- Roan antelope
- Highland brush mouse
- Hoolock gibbon
- Rwanda African mole-rat
- Cape serotine
- Coppery ringtail possum
- Sooty mangabey
- Northern olingo
- Dwarf sperm whale
Animals with the same weight as a Southern forest bat
What other animals weight around 5 grams (0.01 lbs)?
- Wollaston’s roundleaf bat weighting 6 grams
- Benito roundleaf bat weighting 6 grams
- Crawford’s gray shrew weighting 4 grams
- Lesser sheath-tailed bat weighting 5 grams
- Cape serotine weighting 6 grams
- Lesser woolly bat weighting 6 grams
- Groove-toothed bat weighting 4 grams
- Stoliczka’s trident bat weighting 6 grams
- Common thick-thumbed bat weighting 4 grams
- Scully’s tube-nosed bat weighting 5 grams