Kōrero: Bats

Baby short-tailed bat

Baby short-tailed bat

Short-tailed bat pups have no fur when they are born. This one was found on the ground near a roost, and may have been accidentally dropped by its mother as she was transferring it to another roost.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10035691
Photograph by Nicola Patrick

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Veronika Meduna, 'Bats - Bats in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9749/baby-short-tailed-bat (accessed 24 September 2019)

Story by Veronika Meduna, published 24 Sep 2007