Animal Weight

How much does a Lesser horseshoe bat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Lesser horseshoe bat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) on average weights 4 grams (0.01 lbs).

The Lesser horseshoe bat is from the family Rhinolophidae (genus: Rhinolophus). It is usually born with about 2 grams (0 lbs). They can live for up to 21 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 3.8 cm (0′ 2″). On average, Lesser horseshoe 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 Lesser horseshoe bat is 4 grams (0.01 lbs)

The lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) is a type of small European insectivorous bat, related to its larger cousin, the greater horseshoe bat. As with all horseshoe bats, the species gets its name from its distinctive horseshoe-shaped noseleaf.

Animals of the same family as a Lesser horseshoe bat

We found other animals of the Rhinolophidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Lesser horseshoe bat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Rhinolophus hipposideros:

Animals with the same size as a Lesser horseshoe bat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Lesser horseshoe bat:

Animals with the same litter size as a Lesser horseshoe bat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Lesser horseshoe bat:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Lesser horseshoe bat

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Lesser horseshoe bat: