Rüppells bat

Introduction: As populations of Rüppells bat (Pipistrellus rueppellii) are small in southern Africa, they are not often seen and considered rare. Subsequently information is low. What is known is their dental features, the shape of the tragi and their size. They roost in small groups in holes and crevices of trees in the day.

Distribution: Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: Rüppells bat hunts insects in riverine forests.

Colouring: The fur on the sides and back are grey. The pure white fur on the underparts makes it easily identifiable from other Pipistrelles.

Size: Average length 100mm. 

Weight: 7g.

Bats of Namibia Wildlife of Namibia

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