Animal Age

How old does a Straw-coloured fruit bat get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Straw-coloured fruit bat reaches?

An adult Straw-coloured fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) usually gets as old as 21.75 years.

Straw-coloured fruit bats are around 153 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 48 grams (0.11 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Pteropodidae family (genus: Eidolon), a Straw-coloured fruit bat caries out around 1 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 1 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 18.2 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 Straw-coloured fruit bat gets as old as 21.75 years

The straw-coloured fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) is a large fruit bat that is the most widely distributed of all the African megabats. It is quite common throughout its area ranging from the southwestern Arabian Peninsula, across forest and savanna zones of sub-Saharan Africa. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List due to a decreasing population trend. Straw-coloured fruit bats travel in massive colonies of at least 100,000 bats and sometimes massing up to 1 million. From October to end of December every year, in the largest migration of mammals on the planet, up to 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats congregate in Kasanka National Park, Zambia, roosting in a 2 hectare area of Mushitu forest each day. This migration was only discovered in 1980. Their necks and backs are a yellowish-brown colour, while their undersides are tawny olive or brownish.

Animals of the same family as a Straw-coloured fruit bat

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

Animals that reach the same age as Straw-coloured fruit bat

With an average age of 21.75 years, Straw-coloured fruit bat are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Straw-coloured fruit bat

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

Weighting as much as Straw-coloured fruit bat

A fully grown Straw-coloured fruit bat reaches around 253 grams (0.56 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Straw-coloured fruit bat

Those animals grow as big as a Straw-coloured fruit bat: