Ecuadorian tailless bat (Anoura aequatoris) in flight. Ecuador. Photo by Carlos Boada.

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a good week! I know things have been stressful due to the coronavirus, but I hope everyone is doing well.

Currently I am a senior in high school, and I plan to take a Gap Year after I graduate high school and before college. I plan to go to both Ecuador and Peru. As these are my plans, I thought it would be fun to write about a bat from these countries. I found an adorable one called the Ecuadorian Tailless Bat. These bats are found in both Ecuador and Peru. There isn’t much information on these bats however we do know that they mainly eat nectar and pollen. Their long tongues help them get to the center of the flowers. Also, they have small nostrils and a long snout. Ecuadorian Tailless bats have dark brown fur, a triangular head, and round ears.

You might remember these bats from an article I wrote about earlier this year. The article was about a special cactus that could attract bats by absorbing ultrasound. The cactus uses bats to spread their seeds. Their main pollinators include the Ecuadorian Tailless Bats.

If you want to learn more about these bats you may read about them here.

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