Baby Bats

In La Grotte du Puits des Terres Basses, there are a number of solution cavities in the ceiling. These are hemispherical depressions created when water dissolves the rock. They seem to be a popular site for maternity colonies, where mother bats raise their young. In some of the photos below, you can see some of the young bats, still mostly hairless (chauves-souris qui sont vraiment chauve). The bats seem to be Brachyphylla cavernarum. In addition, particularly on the baby bats, insect parasites can clearly be seen. Also featured are some of the various invertebrates found in the cave, including cave crickets, the giant centipede, spiders and snails.

One Response to “Baby Bats”

  1. Madamj Lesfruitsdemer Says:

    Thank you, batman!