Animal Weight

How much does a Natal long-fingered bat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Natal long-fingered bat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Natal long-fingered bat (Miniopterus natalensis) on average weights 10 grams (0.02 lbs).

The Natal long-fingered bat is from the family Vespertilionidae (genus: Miniopterus). It is usually born with about 3 grams (0.01 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 91.8 cm (3′ 1″). On average, Natal long-fingered 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 Natal long-fingered bat (Miniopterus natalensis) is a species of vesper bat in the family Miniopteridae. It can be found in the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, possibly Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is found in these habitats: dry savanna, moist savanna, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, caves, and hot deserts. It is threatened by habitat loss.While Natal long-fingered bats normally prey on insects, they can sometimes prey on fish. For this, the long-fingered bats have been able to use their primary ability to react to a disappearing target in order to catch moving fish by reaching deeper in the water when a fish goes deeper.

Animals of the same family as a Natal long-fingered bat

We found other animals of the Vespertilionidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Natal long-fingered bat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Miniopterus natalensis:

Animals with the same litter size as a Natal long-fingered bat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Natal long-fingered bat: