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We are a little bat crazy and for good reason. As Austinites, we are quite familiar with the Mexican tailed-bats that live in and around our area, especially under the Congress Street bridge! But, did you know there are many types of bats in Texas including a bat on the verge of being endangered in Texas called the Townsend’s Big-eared bat?
What are Townsend’s Big-eared Bats?
As you can imagine these bats have very large ears, almost like a little bunny rabbit! The bats are found in Canada, North America and Mexico. They love caves and tunnels and like to feast on small insects, especially moths. Yummy! These bats hibernate in the winter and have a life span of around 16 years. Be on the lookout for these big eared bats in Texas!
Adopt a Bat! Now, I know lots of people from Austin (who have the largest urban bat colony in North America) will love this! Check out the charity in helping orphaned, abused or injured bats through the Bat World Sanctuary. Bats play a huge and very crucial role in insect control and pollination and are really great, and often misunderstood, animals. Awesome.
Check it out! Check out all the other call new items from Safari LTD in 2014 here, including the below salamander we love!
Doesn’t this look like the endangered Texas blind salamander at the Edwards Aquifer?
List Price: $ 14.99