Townsend's Big-eared Bat

Distinguishing Features:

Enormous ears that reach half its body length.

The face is marked by two large glandular lumps on either side of its nose.

 

Mating season:

Winter 

(Before hibernation)

 

Birthing Season:

Summer

(Delayed implantation)

 

Number of Pups Born:

1

 

Litters Per Year:

1

 

Nursing Behavior:

Females nurse in colonies consisting of 35-500 bats.

 

Behavior:

Colonized.

In the spring and summer, females form maternity colonies in mines, caves, or buildings, while males roost individually.

They roost in the open, as opposed to cracks and crevices, mainly due to their lack of being able to crawl once landing.

 

Habitat:

Dry deserts and pine forests.

 

Hibernation:

They hibernate alone or in small groups.

 

Migration:

Local migration

 

Diet:

Insectavores 

(Microchiroptera)

 

Life Span:

15-20

 

Fun facts:

These bats are also known as “ram-eared bats” because when they are sleeping, the ears are often rolled down and back across the head, mimicking ram horns!

"The Bat that Can't Crawl"

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