Canadian Bat Species

Bats

Quick Bat Facts: Bats are the only mammal that can truly fly Bats are not rodents and are protected under the ‘BC Wildlife Act’ Bats rarely carry rabies and will sicken and die if they contract it, unlike some other animals that are unaffected carriers Bats use a lot of energy to fly with their heartrate reaching up to 1000 beats per minute Since the devastating introduced fungus causing ‘White Nose Syndrome’ was introduced to eastern North America in 2006, an estimated 6 million bats have died. BC has the greatest diversity of bats of any province Half of the sixteen bat species in BC are listed as venerable or threatened It might surprise you to learn...