Handed to me by members of staff whilst staying at Letaba Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park. Description was that it flew into a window and was merely shell shocked. He flew off after we took some photographs.
The bat was not in hand thus non examination of cranial features does not allow for identification down to species level.
E.Wahlbergi vs E.Crypturus
Seen at Nwanwetsi Look Out Point, Kruger National Park
Found in Letaba Rest Camp Kruger National Park, C Circle Accommodation, roosting with 8 other Individuals.
Bats are flying mammals in the order Chiroptera (pronounced /kaÃ‰ÂªÃ‹Ë†rÃ‰â€™ptÃ‰â„¢rÃ‰â„¢/). The forelimbs of bats are webbed and developed as wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums and colugos, glide rather than fly, and only for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, like birds, but instead flap their spread out digits, which are very long...