Story: Bats

Baby short-tailed bat

Baby short-tailed bat

Short-tailed bat pups have no fur when they are born. This one was found on the ground near a roost, and may have been accidentally dropped by its mother as she was transferring it to another roost.

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Department of Conservation
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Photograph by Nicola Patrick

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Veronika Meduna, 'Bats - Bats in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Veronika Meduna, published 24 Sep 2007