Every Friday Nicola chats to Jesse Mulligan from Radio New Zealand about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention.
17 November 2017
The long-tailed bat is a tiny little creature the size of your thumb but they can fly up at 60 kilometres per hour and have very strong homing abilities. An aerial insectivore, it feeds on small moths, midges, mosquitoes and beetles.
They are chestnut brown in colour, have small ears and weigh 8-11 grams. The bat's echo-location calls include a relatively low frequency component which can be heard by some people.
Long-tailed bat on Critter of the Week