THE FLORIDA BONNETED BAT – Eumops floridanus
Florida bonneted bats are the largest bat species in the state of Florida. They are most recognizable by their ears that extend out over their face. It is this feature that gives them the “bonneted” moniker in their name. Their fur is a dark gray colorbut can be mixed in with a bit of brown. Florida bonneted bats have long tails, known as “free tails” that extend longer than many other bat species.
The population of Florida bonneted bats is at risk and, in fact, the species is mentioned in the Endangered Species Act as being critically endangered. There are several reasons for this including languid mating potential, habitat destruction, and general climate shift. The Florida bonneted bat is slow to mate so they cannon repopulate quickly. Furthermore, they do not migrate and cannot exist in habitats far outside the wetlands of Florida. This, coupled with hurricanes and urban growth, has desecrated the population and makes it very improbable that the population will fully recover.
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