Story: Bats

Long-tailed bat

Long-tailed bat

The long-tailed bat’s tail is completely enclosed within a thin membrane attached to its legs. This bat was found in 1973, inside a rimu log that was about to be sawn into timber.

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Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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Veronika Meduna, 'Bats - Lesser short-tailed bats and long-tailed bats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by Veronika Meduna, published 24 Sep 2007