The Ghost Bat – An Australian Mammal
Like all bats, the Ghost Bat, (Macroderma Gigas) has the unique ability to manoeuvre itself through the night, dodging objects and mapping pathways through thick forest, grasslands and backyards. Using echolocation – a type of biosonar where animals use sound waves, hearing and vibrations to map out surrounding areas, bats are able to detect objects as small as a human hair in the dark.
The ghost Bat may look a little bit odd with his super-sized ears, and curios shaped nose but he is still an adorable creature to behold and definitely worth a second look. Living in a few remote locations in the northern regions of Australia, the Ghost Bat is the only carnivorous bat species we have on our great southern land. Sensitive to habitat disruption the GB is now listed as threatened.
Learn More Here – The Nature Conservancy Australia
“Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfil our needs and enrich our lives.”
Learn More Here – Ghost Bat: Meet Australia’s False Vampire
by Mathew L Miller
“Ghost bats belong to a group of bats known as false vampires. “False vampire bat” is a term applied to five genera of bats found in Asia, Africa, Australia and Central and South America.”
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