Animal Age

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

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

An adult Natterer’s bat (Myotis nattereri) usually gets as old as 15 years.

When born, they weight 80 kg (176.37 lbs) and measure 0.9 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Myotis), a Natterer’s bat caries out around 1 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 1 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 5.1 meter (16′ 9″).

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 Natterer's bat gets as old as 15 years

Natterer’s bat (Myotis nattereri) is a European vespertilionid bat with pale wings. It has brown fur tending to greyish-white on its underside. It is found across most of the continent of Europe, parts of the Near East and North Africa. It feeds on insects and other invertebrates which it catches on the wing or pursues on the ground.In summer it roosts in deciduous and coniferous trees, buildings or bat boxes close to its feeding habitats. In winter it hibernates in caves, tunnels, mines or cellars, usually hiding in crevices. This bat was first described in 1817 by Heinrich Kuhl, who named it in honour of the Austrian naturalist Johann Natterer.

Animals of the same family as a Natterer’s bat

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

Animals that reach the same age as Natterer’s bat

With an average age of 15 years, Natterer’s bat are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Natterer’s bat

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

Weighting as much as Natterer’s bat

A fully grown Natterer’s bat reaches around 7 grams (0.02 lbs). So do these animals: