Tiny Baby Bat Twins Being Fed at the Auckland Zoo

It’s meal time for the baby lesser short-tailed bat twins born at the Auckland Zoo in New Zealand. The twins were bred as a part of a program to help re-build this threatened endemic species.

Auckland Zoo is celebrating successfully breeding and rearing lesser short-tailed bat twins – the first time this threatened endemic New Zealand species has ever been bred and hand-reared in a zoo. The tiny short-tailed bats (pekapeka), a male and a female, born in mid-November weighing just 4 grams (weight of a 20 cent coin!), are now a healthy adult weight of around 14 grams.

Bat Feeding

Baby Bats at Auckland Zoo

Lesser Short-Tailed Bat Twins

images via Auckland Zoo

via ZooBorns

Written by Lori Dorn

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