Animal Age

How old does a Madagascan fruit bat get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Madagascan fruit bat reaches?

An adult Madagascan fruit bat (Eidolon dupreanum) usually gets as old as 20 years.

Madagascan fruit bats are around 131 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 50 grams (0.11 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Pteropodidae family (genus: Eidolon), a Madagascan fruit bat caries out around 1 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 1 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 20.2 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Madagascan fruit bat gets as old as 20 years

The Madagascan fruit bat (Eidolon dupreanum) is a species of bat in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to Madagascar and is listed as “Vulnerable” by the IUCN because it is hunted as bushmeat.

Animals of the same family as a Madagascan fruit bat

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

Animals that reach the same age as Madagascan fruit bat

With an average age of 20 years, Madagascan fruit bat are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Madagascan fruit bat

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

Weighting as much as Madagascan fruit bat

A fully grown Madagascan fruit bat reaches around 296 grams (0.65 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Madagascan fruit bat

Those animals grow as big as a Madagascan fruit bat: