Step Into The World's Largest Bat Colony

Step Into The World's Largest Bat Colony

At its peak, the Bracken Bat Cave is home to 270 tons of bats, which is the largest congregation of not only bats, but of any warm-blooded animal in the world. The Mexican free-tailed bats that frequent the cave are migratory, and head to the Bracken Cave in spring to rear their pups.


Key Facts In This Video

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    The Bracken Bat Cave bat preserve is where nearly 10 million bats make their roosts during summer months. (0:05)

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    At its peek, the Bracken Bat Cave houses the largest congregation of warm-blooded animals on the planet. (0:41)

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    Bats are essential ecologically in habitats ranging from deserts to rain forests. (3:51)

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