Long Tailed Bats at Rotokare

Long Tailed Bats at Rotokare

NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!! Pekapeka at Rotokare

We are so excited to be adding Long tail bats to our species list. Confirmation that we have long tailed bats at Rotokare came today from Dave Bell, who had put out bat monitoring devices 10 days ago. Long tailed bats are aerial insectivores, weighing only 8-11 grams these little mammals can fly up to 60km per hour. Although the more common of our bat species, the New Zealand long-tailed bat is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List. Introduced predators like rats, cats and possums impact on bat populations, our little Rotokare pekapeka are safe and sound from such pests.

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