Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The cutest bats in the world

The tiny White Bats of Honduras are among the cutest rodents on Earth. The Honduran white bat is the smallest fruit-eating bat in the New World, and is found from eastern Honduras to western Panama. This species commonly roosts in tents made by biting along the large, central midrib of Heliconia or banana plant leaves. The wing membrane between the second and third fingers is translucent, so that the bats can fold their wings over their body and still watch for predators. The natural tent protects the White Bats from rain and predators and they only take flight when their home is no longer safe. The small bats live in colonies of up to six individuals, one male and his harem of females. Photo credit: #1 #2


Doris Sturm said...

Oh my goodness! I've never seen those before, they are adorable! I just love little, white fluffy creatures!

curator said...

I love little white bats!