4793, BAT, BLACK HANGING 15'' L by Hansa Creations are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.
- The Mexican free-tailed bat is the official flying mammal of the state of Texas.
- The tails of Mexican free-tailed bats are almost half their total length and stretch beyond the uropatagium (a structure that assists an animal in gliding or flight); this gives them the name "free-tailed" bats.
- Mexican free-tailed bats possess deep wrinkles on the upper lip and have a Z-shaped upper third molar, which is used for grinding insects. The canines of these bats are larger in males than in females.
- Mexican free-tailed bats fly the highest among bats, at altitudes around 3300 m.
- Mexican free-tailed bats spend around 60% of their active time foraging while aerial, mostly hunting at heights of 6-15 m (20-49 ft).
- The largest known colony of Mexican free-tailed bats is found at Bracken Cave, north of San Antonio, Texas, with nearly 20 million bats; the bats from this colony congregate in huge numbers at altitudes between 180 and 1,000 m (590 and 3,280 ft), and even as high as 3,000 m (9,800 ft).
- Among bats that roost in great, concentrated numbers, Mexican free-tailed bats roosts produce large quantities of urine and guano; from 22 to 99 metric tons per cave, and over 18,700 metric tons are produced annually. The concentrated waste produces high levels of toxic ammonia in the air of a cave, however, these bats are able to withstand these high levels of ammonia and are able to filter it out before it reaches toxic levels in the blood. The bats are thought to swarm in spiraling motions within caves to ventilate ammonia and renew the air.
The Mexican free-tailed bat or Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis ) is a medium-sized bat native to the Americas, regarded as one of the most abundant mammals in North America. Its proclivity towards roosting in huge numbers at relatively few locations makes it vulnerable to habitat destruction in spite of its abundance. It has been claimed to have the fastest horizontal speed (as opposed to stoop diving speed) of any animal, reaching top ground speeds over 101 mph (162 km/h); its actual air speed has not been measured. The Texas Legislature designated the Mexican free-tailed bat the state mammal (flying) in 1995.
Product Dimension: 14.57(L) X 6.69(W) X 3.94(H)
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