HORSES AND BATS!

HORSES AND BATS!

We’re off to meet a bat who has horseshoe in its name! We wonder if they make them? Edmond can always use a new pair! Grab those night vision goggles and let’s head off on today’s adventure.

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MEET THE LESSER HORSESHOE BAT!

lesser horseshoe bat

 

  • Lesser horseshoe bats live in Europe and Northern Africa.

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  • Lesser Horseshoe bats are one of the smallest bats in the world.
  • They have a horseshoe shaped nose.
  • Lesser horseshoe bats are insectivores.
  • Lesser horseshoe bats live in colonies.

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  • Lesser horseshoe bats are smaller than a human thumb.
  • They hibernate underground in the winter.
  • Lesser horseshoe bats usually fly close to the ground.
  • They are listed as common by the IUCN.

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!

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