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An Ozark Big-ear Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) in an Ozark cave, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA. The Ozark Big-ear Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) is an endangered species that has suffered serious population declines.  This individual was photographed in the Ozarks of Oklahoma, USA, 2014.<br />
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An Ozark Big-ear Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) in an Ozark cave, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA.

The Ozark Big-ear Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) is an endangered species that has suffered serious population declines. This individual was photographed in the Ozarks of Oklahoma, USA, 2014.

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    Happy Bat Appreciation Day! Bats are some of the most misunderstood creatures on the planet. Myths associate them with disease, death, ghosts, and vampirism. But, in reality, bats are super smart, nonaggressive, adaptable animals that perform many beneficial services. In fact, these little creatures have very impressive resumes! Accounting for 20% of ALL mammal species, bats are crucial to a healthy environment. They disperse seeds, eat loads of insects, and help pollinate plants. They are a valuable source of natural pest control as 70% of bats eat insects— up to 1,000 per hour, including mosquitoes and crop pests. They are swift, accurate, nocturnal animals with a special superpower that helps them locate prey in the dark: echolocation. Bats echolocate by making ultrasonic sounds, which they analyze to determine the location of objects around them by comparing how the sounds bounces off those objects. Echolocation helps bats create an extremely accurate picture of their surroundings, and allows them to identify prey - including details, such as how large and far away they are! These cute, fuzzy, flying mammals are pretty amazing! Unfortunately, many bat species around the world are threatened with extinction due to introduced fungal disease and human activities. Let's take today to honor and appreciate the humble, enigmatic bat because theirs is a plight that desperately needs attention. {Ozark Big-ear Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) spotted in Oklahoma, USA by JungleDragon user, Dante Fenolio} #JungleDragon
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The Ozark big-eared bat is an endangered species found only in a small number of caves in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, the southern central United States. Also known as the western big-eared bat, the long-eared bat, and the lump-nosed bat, its appearance is defined by a pair of outsize ears and a lump-adorned nose.
The Ozark big-eared bat is the largest and reddest of the five subspecies of ''Corynorhinus townsendii'' and is medium-sized and weighs from 0.2 to 0.5 ounces. It has very large,.. more

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Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Apr 30, 2018. Captured Jan 2, 2014 09:59 in 38582 Patterson Rd, Wanette, OK 74878, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot D20
  • f/3.9
  • 1/60s
  • ISO640
  • 5mm