Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Noctule Bat

A few months ago, a female Noctule Bat was taken into care by members of the Bedfordshire Bat Group, having broken its wing. Ten days ago it gave birth to this beautiful crawling baby! I'm happy to announce that it's doing fine and currently weighs a very healthy 15g!

An interesting rear view of this fascinating creature. Noctules are usually born in June or July after a gestation period of about 70 days. If this little beauty continues to grow well, it should be weaned in the usual month of August.

And here is Batmum. Although the Noctule looks really large in flight, I was surprised at how much smaller it seems in the hand. The Bedfordshire Bat Group have now started a blog where you can follow the progress of these fascinating animals. You can find the blog here.


  1. Isn't that wonderful. So glad to hear that they are both doing well.

  2. Awesome photos of the bat. The baby bat is has one of those ugly cute things going on there.