Townsend's Big-eared Bat
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat
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Wingspan: 12 – 13”; Body length: 2 – 2 1/2”
The big-eared bat does, indeed, have large ears – as much as 1” long.
This bat is found throughout the western US, with a few isolated populations in the eastern US. Both of the eastern subspecies are considered endangered. Human activity has caused females to abandon nursing colonies, leaving the young to starve.
Did You Know?
Tonto National Monument is home to at least 160 species of birds, 6 species of amphibians, 32 species of reptiles, 26 species of land mammals, and at least 14 species of bats. More...