California Leaf Nosed Bat Facts

The California leaf-nosed bat (Macrotus californicus) is bat that lives in the United States and Mexico. Unlike most other bats, the California leaf-nosed bat doesn’t hibernate. It does not migrate either.

California Leaf Nosed Bat Facts for Kids


    The California leaf-nosed bat lives in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado River.

It is non-migratory bat and does not hibernate in winter.

The California leaf-nosed bat is mainly recognized by its nose-like skin that is grown right above its nose. That is why the bat is known as leaf-nosed bat.

Unlike many other bats, the California leaf-nosed bat has large ears measuring up to 2.5 cm in length.

The California leaf-nosed bat eats crickets, grasshoppers, beetles, and moths.

It can see its prey in low light conditions however in complete darkness the bat relies on its echolocation sense.

The adult bat weighs only 20 grams.

It has broad but short wings perhaps not suitable for long-distance flight.

The bat spends its daytime in caves or tunnels.