Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)

The Hoary bat is the largest bat found in Canada, weighing about 35 gm (1.2 oz). They have a wingspan of about 40 cm (16 inches). Beautiful, multi-coloured fur, thick, which also covers the tail membrane. They live in areas of forest cover. During the day they may hang on branches about 4 meters above the ground. This animal is the only wild land mammal to naturally colonize the island of Hawaii! Most females deliver two pups per year.

(Thank-you to Dr. Merlin Tuttle, Bat Conservation International for use of these pictures)