Rüppells horseshoe bat

Introduction: Rüppells horseshoe bat occur in small colonies of about 12, mainly in open woodland savannah and depends on a selection of shelters that include caves and hollow trees, ideal roosting places that protect them from the extremes of daily weather conditions. A characteristic of the horseshoe bat is the complicated nose structure which assists their extremely sensitive echolocation abilities.

Distribution: A very wide distribution in Namibia less the Namib Desert and the extreme eastern Kalahari flanks of the central highlands.

Diet: Insects

Colouring: Grey fur on the back and undersides.

Size: Average body length of 100mm.

Weight: 14g

Bats of Namibia Wildlife of Namibia

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