Juvenile Leach’s Single-leaf Bats (Monophyllus redmani)

- Cueva Cucaracha, near Isabella, Puerto Rico

Nesting is large colonies in caves, this species is found on the larger islands in the northern Caribbean. The main part of their diet is nectar and pollen from large flowers, but they may feed on fruits and insects as well. As adults, they have a grayish brown coat of fur.

* This was an unexpected encounter, and the cavers quickly left the site upon discovering it. Human presence can greatly disturb a  bat colony during this time, and mothers will sometimes abandon their young.

(photos: Katrina Kruse - KruseChroniclesContinue)

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