Kitti's hog-nosed bat

Kitti's hog-nosed bat

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SPECIES
Craseonycteris thonglongyai
WEIGHT
1.7-2 g
LENGTH
29-33 mm

Kitti's hog-nosed bat, also known as the bumblebee bat, is a near-threatened species of bat and the only extant member of the family Craseonycteridae. It occurs in western Thailand and southeast Myanmar, where it occupies limestone caves along rivers. Kitti's hog-nosed bat is the smallest species of bat and arguably the world's smallest mammal. It has a reddish-brown or grey coat, with a distinctive pig-like snout. Colonies range greatly in size, with an average of 100 individuals per cave. The bat feeds during short activity periods in the evening and dawn, foraging around nearby forest areas for insects. Females give birth annually to a single offspring. Although the bat's status in Myanmar is not well known, the Thai population is restricted to a single province and may be at risk of extinction. Its potential threats are primarily anthropogenic, and include habitat degradation and the disturbance of roosting sites.

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Kitti's hog-nosed bat habitat map

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BABY CARRYING
1
INDEPENDENT AGE
1 years

References

1. Kitti's hog-nosed bat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitti's_hog-nosed_bat
2. Kitti's hog-nosed bat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/5481/22072935

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