Animal Weight

How much does a Livingstone’s fruit bat weight?

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

An adult Livingstone’s fruit bat (Pteropus livingstonii) on average weights 733 grams (1.62 lbs).

The Livingstone’s fruit bat is from the family Pteropodidae (genus: Pteropus). It is usually born with about 137 grams (0.3 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 34 cm (1′ 2″). Usually, Livingstone’s fruit bats have 1 babies per litter.

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 Livingstone's fruit bat is 733 grams (1.62 lbs)

Livingstone’s fruit bat (Pteropus livingstonii), also called the Comoro flying fox, is a megabat in the genus Pteropus. It is an Old World fruit bat found only in the Anjouan and Mohéli islands in the Union of the Comoros in the western Indian Ocean.It is the largest and rarest bat of all Comorian species. Its preferred habitat is montane forest above 200 metres on Mohéli and above 500 metres on Anjouan, the destruction of which is a major threat to the bat population. As of 2003, the total population was estimated at 1,200 individuals. Other threats to the bats’ survival include storms, hunting, and their struggles to readapt to new habitats.The black-bearded flying fox is believed to be one of the closest relatives of Livingstone’s fruit bats, but experts differ as to whether or not these species belong to the same species group. No subspecies have been recognized.

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

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

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pteropus livingstonii:

Animals with the same size as a Livingstone’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 Livingstone’s fruit bat:

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

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