Ozark Big-Eared Bat

Ozark Big-Eared Bat

The North American Ozark big-eared bat is an endangered species of mammals that is also known as western big-eared bat, the long-eared bat, and the lump-nosed bat. They have 5 subspecies.

Scientific Name – Corynorhinus townsendii ingens

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – pup

Collective Noun – Colony

Length/Size – Less than 4 inches (10 centimeters)

Weight – 0.2 to 0.5 ounces

Life Expectancy – Varies between subspecies

Gestation Period – 2-3 months

Social Structure – Live in colonies

Geographical Distribution – Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, the southern central US

Natural Habitat – Caves

Conservation Status – Endangered

Diet – Primarily moths, but also beetles and other flying insects

Predators – House cats, raccoons, bobcats, and other animals