Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) - Endangered
Northern long-eared bats have dull yellow-brown fur with pale grey bellies. They are typically about eight centimetres long, with a wingspan of about 25 centimetres. Northern long-eared bats usually weigh between six and nine grams.
Population: Currently unknown. 90% of the bat population in Eastern Canada thought to be diminished due to White Nose Syndrome.
Threats to Species: Northern long-eared bats are threatened by a disease known as white nose syndrome, caused by a fungus which is believed to have been inadvertently brought from Europe to North America.
Fun Fact: Northern Long-eared Bats live in tree cavities in the summer months.
Species descriptions are from the Species at Risk in Ontario website.
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