Plush 9" Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
Grand Canyon is an important refuge for the 22 bat species that live here. The park provides important sheltered habitat, especially as more and more bat habitat is destroyed across the planet. Unfortunately, habitat loss is not the only threat to bats. In North America, over 5.7 million bats have been killed by White-Nose Syndrome , a disease caused by a cold-loving fungus (Pseudogymnoascus destructans) that attacks hibernating bats. They also play critical roles in plant pollination, seed dissemination, cave ecosystems. and providing food for other animals.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this item will go to Bat Conservation International to support bat conservation program.
Plush measures 9" from nose to tail, 17" wingspan.