Greater Western Mastiff Bats

Distinguishing Features:

Very large ears that extend out over its nose with a wingspan of up to 2 feet.

 

Mating season:

Spring

 

Birthing Season:

Summer

 

Number of Pups Born:

1-2

 

Litters Per Year:

1

 

Nursing Behavior:

Nursing colonies contain males, females, and the young ranging from newborn individuals to ones already several weeks old

 

Behavior:

Colonized. 

Colonies consist of about 100 male and female bats. 

Active year-round. 

Due to their size, they need to be near large bodies of water, greater than 100 feet long, in order to be able to drink water. 

 

Habitat:

Large open areas with roost sites having vertical faces along cliffs.

 

Hibernation:

Do not hibernate

 

Migration:

Do not Migrate

 

Diet:

Insectavores 

(Microchiroptera)

 

Life Span:

10-15 years

 

Fun facts:

Largest bat in America!

 

 

“The Big-ol Bat"

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