How many baby White-bellied free-tailed bats are in a litter?
A White-bellied free-tailed bat (Mops niveiventer) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 9 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 5.3 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Molossidae family (genus: Mops). An adult White-bellied free-tailed bat grows up to a size of 1.45 meter (4′ 10″).
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 white-bellied free-tailed bat (Mops niveiventer) is a species of bat in the family Molossidae. It is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Other animals of the family Molossidae
White-bellied free-tailed bat is a member of the Molossidae, as are these animals:
- Wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat weighting only 21 grams
- São Tomé free-tailed bat weighting only 7 grams
- Roberts’s flat-headed bat weighting only 14 grams
- Big bonneted bat weighting only 83 grams
- European free-tailed bat weighting only 28 grams
- Bonda mastiff bat weighting only 17 grams
- Mongalla free-tailed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- White-striped free-tailed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- New Guinea free-tailed bat weighting only 26 grams
- Egyptian free-tailed bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with White-bellied free-tailed bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Red-fronted gazelle
- African pygmy squirrel
- Rufous rat-kangaroo
- Hero shrew
- Thomas’s fruit-eating bat
- Brazilian porcupine
- Black-footed mongoose
- Celebes crested macaque
- South Andean deer
- Beira (antelope)
Animals with the same weight as a White-bellied free-tailed bat
What other animals weight around 21 grams (0.05 lbs)?
- Lesser short-tailed gerbil weighting 17 grams
- Mediterranean pine vole weighting 22 grams
- Lesser long-nosed bat weighting 22 grams
- Asian particolored bat weighting 24 grams
- Taphozous philippinensis weighting 20 grams
- Yellow-winged bat weighting 23 grams
- Blackish grass mouse weighting 19 grams
- Sinaloan mastiff bat weighting 22 grams
- One-toothed shrew mouse weighting 21 grams
- Brukkaros pygmy rock mouse weighting 20 grams