Animal Age

How old does a Common vampire bat get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Common vampire bat reaches?

An adult Common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) usually gets as old as 19.5 years.

Common vampire bats are around 212 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 0.4 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Phyllostomidae family (genus: Desmodus), a Common vampire bat caries out around 1 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 1 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 7.8 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Common vampire bat gets as old as 19.5 years

The common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) is a small, leaf-nosed bat native to the Latin america. It is one of three extant species of vampire bat, the other two being the hairy-legged and the white-winged vampire bats. The common vampire bat practices hematophagy, mainly feeding on the blood of livestock. The bat usually approaches its prey at night while they are sleeping. It then uses its razor-sharp teeth to cut open the skin of its hosts and lap up their blood with its long tongue.The species is highly polygynous, and dominant adult males defend groups of females. It is one of the most social of bat species with a number of cooperative behaviors such as social grooming and food sharing. Because it feeds on livestock and is a carrier of rabies, the common vampire bat is considered a pest. Its conservation status is categorized as Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) because of “its wide distribution, presumed large population tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.”

Animals of the same family as a Common vampire bat

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

Animals that reach the same age as Common vampire bat

With an average age of 19.5 years, Common vampire bat are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Common vampire bat

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

Weighting as much as Common vampire bat

A fully grown Common vampire bat reaches around 33 grams (0.07 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Common vampire bat

Those animals grow as big as a Common vampire bat: