Desert Duets: Lesser Long-nosed Bat Babies Web Page

Lesser long-nosed bats that migrate to the U.S. return to the Southwest as early as the second week in April. The females and males live in separate roosts. Bat babies are called pups. The part of the roost where they are born is called the "nursery colony." Mother bats give birth to one pup each year. Lesser long-nosed bat pups are born as early as May and continue to be born throughout the summer.

Most pups are born furless. The mother bat uses her wings like arms and wraps her baby inside them. Pups drink their mother's milk. Baby bats can't fly. Babies usually stay in the roost until they are developed enough to fly. Mother bats recognize their pups by their smell and their voices.


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Launched: February 2008
Updated: 13 July 2008