New species in the bat exhibition | Nature Campus

Our bat exhibition has two new species.

The rear cage, on the wall between the fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) and the Kuhl's pipistrelle bats (Pipistrellus kuhlii) hosts three bats: two European free-tailed bats (Tadarida teniotis) – a black insect eating bat, which flies fast and high and feeds mainly on moths and flying beetles; and one desert long-eared bat (Otonycteris hemprichii) – a light coloured bat with huge ears. The desert-dwelling bat feeds on scorpions, centipedes and other terrestrial arthropods.

All photos in page:  Eran Amichai