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