Tent-making Bat (Uroderma bilobatum) next to Luna Lodge in Carate, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

Daily Creature 62: Tent-Making Bat

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Tent-making Bat (Uroderma bilobatum) next to Luna Lodge in Carate, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

Tent-making Bat

(Uroderma bilobatum)

You probably already guessed what’s so cool about this bat; they make their own tent to sleep in! They roost on the bottom side of palm leaves and cut a notch in the center of the leaves so they fold downward, creating a nice sheltered “tent”in which to sleep the day away.

Watch this video to get a look at the tents of the Common Tent-making bat:

Photographed next to Luna Lodge in Carate, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

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