Animal Age

How old does a Cave nectar bat get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Cave nectar bat reaches?

An adult Cave nectar bat (Eonycteris spelaea) usually gets as old as 5 years.

Cave nectar bats are around 146 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 14 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 62.1 cm (2′ 1″). As a member of the Pteropodidae family (genus: Eonycteris), a Cave nectar bat caries out around 1 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 2 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 12.4 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Cave nectar bat gets as old as 5 years

The cave nectar bat, dawn bat, common dawn bat, common nectar bat or lesser dawn bat (Eonycteris spelaea) is a species of megabat within the genus Eonycteris. The scientific name of the species was first published by Dobson in 1871.

Animals of the same family as a Cave nectar bat

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

Animals that reach the same age as Cave nectar bat

With an average age of 5 years, Cave nectar bat are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Cave nectar bat

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

Weighting as much as Cave nectar bat

A fully grown Cave nectar bat reaches around 58 grams (0.13 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Cave nectar bat

Those animals grow as big as a Cave nectar bat: