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Our Conservation Friends and heroes, Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society cared for two Silver-haired bats (Lasionycteris noctivagans) this summer. One fell out of a tree that was cut down and broke a forearm bone, the other was caught in a glue trap. They both did remarkably well; eating up to 20 mealworms a day, healing fast from dehydration, starvation and injury. BEEPS is delighted to hear about their recovery, healthy & fat for release back to their home colony… a second chance at a life in the wild. The common name refers to the colour of the long, soft fur which is dark brown to black, except for the throat, head, and neck, which is tipped with silvery-white. The scientific name of this species means “hairy wandering night bat,” an appropriate description.

Post Author: Dagmar White