MAMMAL MONDAY # 63
We’ve backed our bags and are going to Europe to find a member of the flying mammal club! And since there’s only one member of this club, it’s obvious we are going to meet a bat! Grab those night vision goggles and let’s head off on today’s adventure.
MEET THE LESSER HORSESHOE BAT!
Diet: Insectivore: insects
Length/Weight: 1 ½”/ 3/8 oz
Conservation Status: common
- Lesser Horseshoe bats are one of the smallest bats in the world.
- They have a horseshoe shaped nose.
- Lesser horseshoe bats live in colonies.
- Lesser horseshoe bats are smaller than a human thumb.
- They hibernate underground in the winter.
- Lesser horseshoe bats usually fly close to the ground.
These tiny little flying mammals are ugly and cute and the same time. Bats come in all shapes and sizes and they are all beneficial! Bats rock!