The Beauty of it All

Cute little baby bats

honduran white bat

The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) builds its own shelter by chewing along the middle vein of Heliconia leaves, causing them to fold, creating a tent like structure. living in small groups consisting of 1 male and a harem of females, they cluster under the fold of the leaves for protection and shelter.

They are one of only 2 known species of white furred bats, and it is believed that this unusual colouration acts as a form of camouflage. As sunlight filters through the leaves where they reside, it colours them with green and yellow hues allowing them to go unnoticed by predators.

Facebook/naturalselection July 2 2013




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