Cape Serotine Bat (juvenile)

Museum colleague Marita Venter presented the Natural History department with a young bat which had been caught by a cat. The juvenile has been identified as a Cape Serotine Bat, Eptesicus capensis.

This species grows to a total length of only 8.5 cm with a mass of 6.5 grams. They roost in small numbers and may be well hidden or exposed in small clusters. This is one of the high flying Serotine Bats. They feed on insects.

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