Reproductive biology

These bats are thought to be polygamous. Females bear a single young each year after a gestation period of about 120 days. Young are fully grown in about six weeks when they are weaned. Females attain sexual maturity in their second year.

Reproduction periods differ depending on the geographic habitat of the bat and are dependent on the seasonal movement due to torpor. Young mouse-tailed bats are born in June and July in Egypt, females in Egypt and Sudan are pregnant in late March and lactate during August.

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