California Leaf-Nosed Bat

These bats are usually found in the Southwestern parts of the United States and Southern California. They have a distinctive leaf-like design at the top of their snouts that give them their name. They also have unusually large ears and dark gray hair.

Their leaf-nosed adaptation comes from their ability to create echolocation through their snout. They also don’t hibernate or migrate like most bats. Instead, they are active all year, roosting in caves during the day and hunting at night. Living up to 20 years in the wild, they are some of the longest-living mammals in the world.