Medium-sized bat with brown or black fur on its back and lighter fur on its belly. Its ears are short and pointed and its eyes are small.
Number of Pups Born:
Litters Per Year:
Females nurse in colonies in average size of 1,000.
The pups begin to fly on their own at 3 weeks.
During the summer these bats can be found roosting in caves in groups of 2,000-5,000 individuals.
Prefers a caves but will choose other roosting areas if a suitable cave is not available such as mines, rock crevices, abandoned buildings, barns and under bridges.
Some hibernate while most others migrate.
Typically within 100 miles.
10 - 15 years
This species is the one bat that inhabits Kartchner Caverns south of Tucson, AZ. They use this cave system annually to give birth.