Researched by: Ryan and James
If bats live in the open may have bright colors
and markings. Those that live in dark, sheltered areas have black
and, gray colors and markings. Their heads are shaped like that
of a miniature bear or dog.
The Gray Bats live in caves.
Bats feed on insects that fly at night. A bat
catches insects in its mouth, tail membrane, or wings as it
Breeding habits and offspring
They breed only one at a time and around June.
PopulationAbout 1,100 gray bats are known to exist.
They hibernate in the winter. They have summer
and winter caves. Their winter caves are not in Missouri. They
have become endangered by caves exploration and flooding of
caves. Their niche is to eat bugs. They have no natural enemy ,
but the humans are a threat.
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Last Updated 23 februari 1998 by Marionville Public Schools