Animal Weight

How much does a Bulmer’s fruit bat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Bulmer’s fruit bat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Bulmer’s fruit bat (Aproteles bulmerae) on average weights 621 grams (1.37 lbs).

The Bulmer’s fruit bat is from the family Pteropodidae (genus: Aproteles). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 24.5 cm (0′ 10″). On average, Bulmer’s fruit bats can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 1.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Bulmer's fruit bat is 621 grams (1.37 lbs)

Bulmer’s fruit bat (Aproteles bulmerae) is a megabat endemic to New Guinea. It is listed as a critically endangered species due to habitat loss and hunting. It is the only member of the genus Aproteles. Due to its imperiled status, it is identified by the Alliance for Zero Extinction as a species in danger of imminent extinction.

Animals of the same family as a Bulmer’s fruit bat

We found other animals of the Pteropodidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Bulmer’s fruit bat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Aproteles bulmerae:

Animals with the same size as a Bulmer’s fruit bat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Bulmer’s fruit bat:

Animals with the same litter size as a Bulmer’s fruit bat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Bulmer’s fruit bat: