Tuesday, September 16, 2014

World’s Rarest Bat Found in Miami

If you were one of the world’s rarest and most endangered bats, where would you choose to live? Perhaps in a remote forest or woodland?  Nah, if you’re a Florida bonneted bat, you’re going to Miami. And just like thousands of snowbirds that flock to the city on Biscayne Bay, you like to hang out at the golf course.  Only an estimated 500 of the bonneted bats are left—no one knows for sure how many—and they are scattered around six South Florida counties. The small and high-flying bats have long eluded biologists' attempts to capture them or even discover where they roost.


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