Cave Myotis

Distinguishing Features:

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.

Mating season:

Fall

(before hibernation)

 

Birthing Season:

July

(Delayed Implantation)

 

Number of Pups Born:

1

 

Litters Per Year:

1

 

Nursing Behavior:

Females nurse in colonies in average size of 1,000.

The pups begin to fly on their own at 3 weeks.

 

Behavior:

Colonized.

During the summer these bats can be found roosting in caves in groups of 2,000-5,000 individuals. 

Habitat:

 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.

Hibernation:

Some hibernate while most others migrate.

 

Migration:

Local Migration.

Typically within 100 miles.

Diet:

Insectavores

(Microchiroptera)

Life Span:

10 - 15 years

 

Fun Facts: 

This species is the one bat that inhabits Kartchner Caverns south of Tucson, AZ. They use this cave system annually to give birth.

"The Kartchner Cavern Bat"

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