Animal Age

How old does a Bechstein’s bat get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Bechstein’s bat reaches?

An adult Bechstein’s bat (Myotis bechsteini) usually gets as old as 21 years.

When born, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 5 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Myotis), a Bechstein’s bat caries out around 1 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 1 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 36.3 cm (1′ 3″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Bechstein's bat gets as old as 21 years

Bechstein’s bat (Myotis bechsteinii) is a species of vesper bat found in Europe and western Asia, living in extensive areas of woodland.

Animals of the same family as a Bechstein’s bat

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Vespertilionidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Bechstein’s bat

With an average age of 21 years, Bechstein’s bat are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Bechstein’s bat

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Bechstein’s bat

A fully grown Bechstein’s bat reaches around 9 grams (0.02 lbs). So do these animals: