Animal Size

Livingstone’s fruit bat size: How big do they get?

How big does a Livingstone’s fruit bat get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Livingstone’s fruit bat (Pteropus livingstonii) reaches an average size of 34 cm (1′ 2″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 733 grams (1.62 lbs). On birth they have a weight of 137 grams (0.3 lbs). A Livingstone’s fruit bat has 1 babies at once. The Livingstone’s fruit bat (genus: Pteropus) is a member of the family Pteropodidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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Livingstone’s fruit bat (Pteropus livingstonii), also called the Comoro flying fox, is a megabat in the genus Pteropus. It is an Old World fruit bat found only in the Anjouan and Mohéli islands in the Union of the Comoros in the western Indian Ocean.It is the largest and rarest bat of all Comorian species. Its preferred habitat is montane forest above 200 metres on Mohéli and above 500 metres on Anjouan, the destruction of which is a major threat to the bat population. As of 2003, the total population was estimated at 1,200 individuals. Other threats to the bats’ survival include storms, hunting, and their struggles to readapt to new habitats.The black-bearded flying fox is believed to be one of the closest relatives of Livingstone’s fruit bats, but experts differ as to whether or not these species belong to the same species group. No subspecies have been recognized.

Animals of the same family as a Livingstone’s fruit bat

We found other animals of the Pteropodidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Livingstone’s fruit bat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Livingstone’s fruit bat:

Animals with the same litter size as a Livingstone’s fruit bat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Livingstone’s fruit bat:

Animals with the same weight as a Livingstone’s fruit bat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pteropus livingstonii: