Photo of the week: Short-tailed bat in Pureora Forest

Department of Conservation —  17/02/2016

Today’s photo of the week is of a short-tailed bat in Pureroa Forest Park.

The endangered short-tailed bat is an ancient species unique to New Zealand and is found only in a few locations around the country.

Short-tailed bat.

DOC staff have recently spent time in Pureora Forest overnight to tag the resident native bat population. 225 bats were tagged by staff over three nights.

More information about New Zealand’s native bat species can be found on the DOC website.

2 responses to Photo of the week: Short-tailed bat in Pureora Forest

  1. 
    Louise Woodhead 18/02/2016 at 6:01 pm

    Not ugly at all, an amazing creature that can do amazing things. I would love to meet one in person.

  2. 

    Ugly but beautiful at the same time.