Litter Size

How many babies does a Straw-coloured fruit bat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Straw-coloured fruit bats are in a litter?

A Straw-coloured fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) 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 153 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 48 grams (0.11 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Pteropodidae family (genus: Eidolon). An adult Straw-coloured fruit bat grows up to a size of 18.2 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 average litter size of a Straw-coloured fruit bat is 1

The straw-coloured fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) is a large fruit bat that is the most widely distributed of all the African megabats. It is quite common throughout its area ranging from the southwestern Arabian Peninsula, across forest and savanna zones of sub-Saharan Africa. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List due to a decreasing population trend. Straw-coloured fruit bats travel in massive colonies of at least 100,000 bats and sometimes massing up to 1 million. From October to end of December every year, in the largest migration of mammals on the planet, up to 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats congregate in Kasanka National Park, Zambia, roosting in a 2 hectare area of Mushitu forest each day. This migration was only discovered in 1980. Their necks and backs are a yellowish-brown colour, while their undersides are tawny olive or brownish.

Other animals of the family Pteropodidae

Straw-coloured fruit bat is a member of the Pteropodidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Straw-coloured fruit bat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Straw-coloured fruit bat

Other animals that usually reach the age of 21.75 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Straw-coloured fruit bat

What other animals weight around 253 grams (0.56 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Straw-coloured fruit bat

Also reaching around 18.2 cm (0′ 8″) in size do these animals: