12 Sep 2016

New Zealand's 'batman'

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:23 pm on 12 September 2016

Did you know we have two types of bat in New Zealand?

The endangered short-tailed bat is not often seen on the New Zealand mainland, but long-tailed bats are among the residents of Auckland.

Look out around old trees for a airborne creature about as big as an adult thumb with an erratic flight pattern like a fantail or a swallow.

Ben Paris is the Senior Biodiversity Advisor for the Auckland Council.